Fire completely destroys unit - Charlestown

Published: 03 Sep 2022 11:28am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) took two hours to extinguish a fire in a two-level residential complex in Charlestown near Newcastle earlier this morning.

Multiple Triple Zero (000) calls were received about the blaze at the Fraser Parade property just before 4.00 am.

More than 40 firefighters battled the fire which had completely engulfed one of the units, causing the roof to collapse.

Despite the intensity of the blaze, crews were able to stop the fire from spreading through the whole complex.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by NSW Police.

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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