Family safe after house fire - Port Macquarie - Video - Port Macquarie
Published: 20 Apr 2022 08:27am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have prevented a house fire spreading to neighbouring homes at Port Macquarie on the state's mid-north coast.
A family safely escaped the two-storey Elparra Close home just before 9.30 last night.
The blaze started in a car, parked in the home's garage.
Flames quickly spread and engulfed the home, causing its partial collapse.
Firefighters from 10 fire trucks battled the fire, protecting other homes in the street.
They also prevented flames reaching two 45-kilogram LPG cylinders on the property.
The home has been destroyed by the fire.
Vision: https://vimeo.com/701018013/99d18a7ad1 [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
Related safety topics
It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.
Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.
Learn about LPG & gas cylinder safety.
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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