House Fire - Video - Argenton

Published: 03 Apr 2022 09:16am

Fire has severely damaged a house at Argenton at Lake Macquarie this morning, resulting in one occupant collapsing and being transported to hospital.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews were alerted to reports of the house fire just before 8am.

Firefighters arrived to find the home well alight and a man collapsed outside.

A firefighter worked with a nurse to deliver CPR until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived.

The man was transported to hospital.

Firefighters contained and extinguished the fire within one hour.

The cause of the fire is being determined. [external link]

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

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

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