Working smoke alarm saves woman's life - Liverpool
Published: 07 Jun 2023 06:43pm
A woman has escaped a house fire at Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west, today thanks to a working smoke alarm.
The resident was inside the weatherboard home in Vincent Avenue when the alarm sounded around 2pm today.
She was able to self-evacuate and call Triple Zero "000".
When firefighters arrived, the fire was well developed and spreading through the home.
The occupant informed the firefighters no-one else was inside.
This allowed them to concentrate on dousing the fire.
Six fire trucks and 22 firefighters extinguished the fire in around an hour.
There were no reported injuries.
An investigation by FRNSW on-site commanders suggest the cause was an electrical fault.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is great example of how a working smoke alarm in a home provides early notification to the occupant, allowing for them to get out.
Working smoke alarms not only save lives or serious injury the promote early notification of emergency services so damage can be reduced.
Smoke alarms should be less than ten years old and tested regularly.
The community is encouraged to contact your local fire station to talk about fire safety in the home.
Feel free to invite the local station to your home, firefighters are more than happy to provide you with a free safety visit.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter
Updated: 07 Jun 2023 06:48pm
Fire and Rescue NSW via Twitter
LIVERPOOL | Working smoke alarm saves woman's life. A woman has escaped a house fire at Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west, today thanks to a working smoke alarm.
The resident was inside the weatherboard home in Vincent Avenue when the alarm sou...
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