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Solar Panel Fire - New Lambton

Time of incident: 07 Oct 2020 - 12:39pm

Just after 12.30pm this afternoon, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Lambton and Newcastle Fire Stations responded to Addison Road, New Lambton following reports of a house fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a solar panel isolation switch had caught fire on the roof of a home. Firefighters worked quickly and were able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading into the roof.

NSW Ambulance were also in attendance however no injuries have been reported.

Published: 07 Oct 2020 02:14pm

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Stations nearby

LAMBTON Fire Station

40 Young Road, Lambton NSW 2299

MEREWETHER Fire Station

39 Llewellyn Street, Merewether NSW 2291

CHARLESTOWN Fire Station

3 Charles Street, Charlestown NSW 2290