FRNSW crews battle house fire - Griffith

Published: 05 Jul 2022 10:12am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have extinguished flames that destroyed a house in the state's Riverina region this morning.

The abandoned property on Heath Crescent in Griffith was already well alight when FRNSW crews were called to the scene around 7am.

Firefighters searched the house to confirm no one was inside at the time.

Gas and power supplies were switched off to ensure the safety of emergency services and the public.

The blaze was so fierce it took an hour and a half to contain and extinguish.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said FRNSW is attending numerous house fires and that it was a timely reminder for residents to develop their fire escape plan.

"Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency," he said.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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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.

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Stations nearby

GRIFFITH Fire Station

11 Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith NSW 2680

YENDA Fire Station

5 South Avenue, Yenda NSW 2681

LEETON Fire Station

19 Wade Avenue, Leeton NSW 2705