Unit Fire - South Kempsey

Published: 29 Oct 2020 09:37pm

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday 29 October, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to a unit fire in Lachlan St, South Kempsey.

Upon arrival crews found a unit fully involved in flames, with the fire threatening two neighboring units and spreading into the roof of the building.

Crews managed to extinguish the blaze just before midnight, however one unit was destroyed by fire and another three were impacted by smoke damage.

A number of residents were evacuated from the building. One male was treated by NSW Ambulance for burns and smoke inhalation.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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