Building Fire Multiple Units Destroyed. - Rutherford

Published: 02 Sep 2020 01:57am

Fire and Rescue NSW received multiple Triple Zero (000) calls just before 2am this morning for a Unit Fire with persons reported missing.

More than 10 crews from the Hunter region battled the blaze in Churchill Cr, Rutherford. Which destroyed 2 units in the two story complex of 8 units.

All residents were eventually accounted for with one person treated by NSW Ambulance for shock. Approximately 20 people were evacuated from the scene.

The site was handed over to NSW Police at approximately 4am.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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