House Fire - Carlingford

Published: 01 Apr 2022 08:06am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have used a ladder platform to get to the seat of a fire in a two-storey house overnight at Carlingford in Sydney.

A family of five safely made its own way out of the home when the fire broke out just after midnight.

Fire crews on scene in Wondabah Place discovered smoke issuing from the roof.

The firefighters used the ladder platform (cherry picker) to access the roof from above while crews entered the home in breathing apparatus to access the roof space through the ceiling.

The fire was contained to the roof area.

The home suffered smoke, heat and water damage.

The cause of the blaze is being determined.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Related safety topics

Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

Escape plans

Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.

Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

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