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Solar panel fire - Forster

Time of incident: 11 Sep 2020 - 12:09pm

Just after midday today Fire and Rescue NSW received multiple Triple Zero (000) calls to a unit fire in Churchill Rd, Forster.

Crews from Forster and Taree Fire Stations arrived on scene and discovered a fire that had started after solar panels on the roof of the home caught alight.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and no one was injured as a result.

Published: 15 Sep 2020 12:33pm

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Stations nearby

FORSTER Fire Station

22 Lake Street, Forster NSW 2428

TAREE Fire Station

75 Pulteney St Cnr Wynter Street, Taree NSW 2430

WINGHAM Fire Station

22 Farquhar Street, Wingham NSW 2429