House fire - Alfords Point

Published: 29 Jul 2020 12:20pm

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Menai and Riverwood Fire Stations attended a home on Brushwood Drive, Alfords Point after receiving triple zero call from the occupant reporting smoke throughout the house.

The occupant was unsure of the source of the fire and was advised to evacuate.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a wheat-filled heat pack smouldering in the microwave.

Crews ventilated the house and were clear from the scene at approximately 12:45pm.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson stressed the importance of remaining vigilant and following instructions when using wheat bags.

"Firefighters have responded to numerous residential fires caused by wheat bags overheating in the microwave or wheat bags being used in beds. if your wheat bag begins to smolder or catches fire, call Triple Zero (000) immediately."

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

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Stations nearby

MENAI Fire Station

297 Menai Road, Menai NSW 2234

RIVERWOOD Fire Station

136A Belmore Road, Riverwood NSW 2210

REVESBY Fire Station

60 The River Road, Revesby NSW 2212