House Fire - Walgett

Published: 02 Nov 2020 01:09pm

Just after 1pm Fire and Rescue NSW received a Triple Zero (000) call with reports of a house fire on Strathmore Road, Walgett.

Crews from Lightening Ridge Fire Station responded to the incident alongside crews from the Rural Fire Service and on arrival found the house well alight with flames issuing from the roof.

The intensity of the fire caused overhead powerlines to short out and collapse nearby. Firefighters created an exclusion zone to ensure public safety and once the power was isolated were able to bring the fire under control.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident however the house was totally destroyed.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

WALGETT Fire Station

38 Pitt Street, Walgett NSW 2832


Pandora Street, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834

COONAMBLE Fire Station

95 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble NSW 2829