Large home destroyed by fire - Northwood

Published: 04 Sep 2022 09:48am

A large house was destroyed by fire in Northwood on Sydney's Lower North Shore overnight.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to numerous Triple Zero (000) calls about the blaze in Cliff Road at 10.50 pm.

More than 50 firefighters took just under an hour to control the fire which had engulfed the home, causing the roof and other parts of the home to collapse.

Crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading to neighbouring properties.

One FRNSW crew remained on site overnight to ensure the fire was completely extinguished and there were no reignitions.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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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