Media Advisory - Appeal to stop winter fire deaths - Lakemba

Published: 18 Jul 2022 06:38am

The Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and the Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke will join Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter and a house fire survivor this morning as they address the media about the high number of winter fire deaths in NSW.

The death of a 62-year-old man at Bankstown at the weekend took the winter fire toll to 10, six more than the seasonal total last year.

Commissioner Baxter and Minister Cooke will be joined by Francesca Melfi, who, along with her husband, Angelo, escaped a house fire at Lakemba on Saturday.
WHEN:     11.30am TODAY (Monday 18 July)
WHERE:    Outside 129 Dennis Street
                  Lakemba (Scene of house fire on Saturday)
WHO:       Steph Cooke
                 Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and
                 Minister for Flood Recovery
                 Paul Baxter
                 Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner
                 Francesca Melfi
                 House Fire Survivor

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

LAKEMBA Fire Station

210 Haldon Street, Lakemba NSW 2195

CAMPSIE Fire Station

294 - 296 Beamish Street, Campsie NSW 2194

RIVERWOOD Fire Station

136A Belmore Road, Riverwood NSW 2210