Discarded cigarette identified as the cause of a major garage fire - VIDEO - Blacktown

Published: 08 Feb 2023 04:20pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have identified a discarded cigarette as the cause of a major garage fire yesterday in Sydney's west.

Firefighters from Blacktown, Seven Hills and Huntingwood arrived at the Killarney Avenue home just after 5pm yesterday and discovered a garage and backyard well alight.

Two adults and four children were rescued by fire crews, who were alarmed to find an acetylene cylinder inside the burning garage, which also contained a large amount of volatile materials, fuel, vehicles being restored, lubricants, engines, tyres, auto parts and tools.

One of the occupants was taken to hospital, suffering shock.

Firefighters stopped the blaze from spreading to two neighbouring homes, another garage and three additional vehicles under restoration.

The fire was contained and extinguished within 45 minutes.

FRNSW reminds the public not to smoke in confined spaces containing flammable material.

Media note: footage of the fire incident is available at: https://vimeo.com/796837285/5a547960aa [external link]

Updated: 08 Feb 2023 04:40pm

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Stations nearby

SEVEN HILLS Fire Station

10 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills NSW 2147


42 Huntingwood Drive, Huntingwood NSW 2148

BLACKTOWN Fire Station

222 Richmond Road, Woodcroft NSW 2767