Firefighters search for cause of fatal fire - Katoomba

Published: 21 Jun 2022 10:12am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that's claimed the life of a man this morning at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

The blaze broke out in the two-level home in Whitton Street around 5am.

Eight FRNSW trucks from nearby stations rushed to the home and began attacking the fire on three fronts as the roof collapsed.

Fire crews cut their way into the burning home and cleared the ground floor.

They then found the man's body on the second level.

Firefighters are shoring up the scene to prevent further collapse.

The Fire Investigation Research Unit is sifting through the scene, searching for the fire's ignition point.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

KATOOMBA Fire Station

14 Cascade Street, Katoomba NSW 2780

LEURA Fire Station

194-196 The Mall, Leura NSW 2780


3 Cascade Street, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782