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House Fire - Schofields

Time of incident: 15 Oct 2020 - 8:04am

Just after 8am, Fire and Rescue NSW received numerous calls to Triple Zero (000) reporting a house fire on the corner of Boundary and St Albans Roads, Schofields.

Multiple fire stations from the Western Suburbs responded to the incident and found a gas main had caught fire and was threatening a nearby home.

Crews and NSW Police evacuated residents and creating an exclusion zone, while gas and electricity was isolated to the area.

Firefighters managed to quickly extinguish the blaze and stop it from spreading to nearby homes. Crews are working with the utilities companies to render the area safe and allow residents back into their houses.

One person was injured with burns to face and hands and was transported to hospital by NSW Ambulance for further treatment.

Footage and images of the incident can be found at the link below.

Published: 15 Oct 2020 10:37am

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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

SCHOFIELDS Fire Station

58 Hambledon Rd, Schofields NSW 2762

RIVERSTONE Fire Station

66 Riverstone Parade, Riverstone NSW 2765

BLACKTOWN Fire Station

222 Richmond Road, Woodcroft NSW 2767