Occupant injured in house fire - Greystanes
Published: 28 Oct 2022 08:56am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews battled a fire that engulfed a single level home in Greystanes, in Sydney's west, last night.
Just after 7pm, six fire trucks arrived at the Cumberland Road address to find a large cloud of black smoke and flame issuing after parts of the roof had collapsed.
More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze and brought it under control within an hour.
An occupant of the house suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home, it is the law.
The risk of a fatality in the home is halved if there is a working smoke alarm. Yet, 50 percent of residential home fires attended by FRNSW do not have a working smoke alarm.
“A fire can take hold in just three minutes, so it is vital to have working smoke alarms in your home and to test them regularly”, he said.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm
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