Top Floor Unit Fire - Waterloo
Published: 11 Jul 2020 10:00am
Just before 4pm today Fire and Rescue NSW crews from across Sydney's South and Inner West were called to a confirmed fire in a building on George Street, Waterloo.
Firefighters arrived within minutes to find smoke and flames showing from the top floor unit of a three level building.
Crews quickly confirmed that all occupants had self-evacuated and then got to work to extinguish the fire using hose lines and breathing apparatus.
The fire is now extinguished and crews are ventilating the fire-affected unit with a large fan.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said FRNSW is attending numerous house fires and that it was a timely reminder for residents to develop their fire escape plan.
"Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency," he said.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Related safety topics
It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.
Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.
The best way to keep you and your family safe is to prevent fires from occurring and know what to do in case of a fire.
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