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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