House Fire - Killara

Published: 07 Aug 2020 01:41pm

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Gordon, Willoughby and Lane Cove Fire Stations attended the scene of a house fire in Killara just after 1pm this afternoon.

There are reports the fire started in the chimney and proceeded into the roof space of the home.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have been caused by heat from the flue.

All occupants of the home were accounted for and there were no injuries.

Acting Superintendent Rob Jansen, says chimney and fireplace fires are preventable.

1. Ensure your flues and chimneys are regularly cleaned.
2. Place a fire screen in front of open fires to protect your family.
3. Have your chimney serviced prior to using it by a qualified tradesperson.
4. Ensure your wood pile sits at least a metre away from the fireplace.
5. Choose a safe place to store matches and lighters where children cannot reach and that is at least a metre away from the fireplace.

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Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Related safety topics

Smoke alarms

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

Escape plans

Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.

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Stations nearby

GORDON Fire Station

966 Pacific Highway, Gordon (Pymble) NSW 2072

RYDE Fire Station

120F Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113


53 Laurel Street, Willoughby NSW 2068