Man missing, home destroyed by large fire - Cooranbong

Published: 23 Oct 2022 10:00am

A man is unaccounted for and two other people have been injured during a large fire that's destroyed a home this morning in Cooranbong, at Lake Macquarie.

The blaze broke out in the single-level weatherboard home in Victory Street just after 5am.

More than a dozen Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) trucks, including an aerial platform, from Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Central Coast, battled the flames which produced a huge pall of smoke and threatened neighbouring homes.

Support was also provided by the Rural Fire Service.

A man suffered burns in the incident and his wife was also treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, at the scene.

A third person remains missing.

Firefighters saved a house next door as the flames leapt 10-metres from the burning property.

Authorities evacuated adjacent houses threatened by the third alarm blaze.

Firefighters, in breathing apparatus, were forced to take a defensive stance as the home was destroyed.

FRNSW investigators are en route from Sydney to enter the ruins and determine what started the fire.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm

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