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Building fire in Telarah

Published: 21st November 2008

In the early hours of this morning firefighters from Telarah, Maitland, East Maitland, Morpeth, Newcastle, Hazmat specialists from Maitland and Newcastle and the Duty Commander responded to a fire in a building in Lismore Avenue, Telarah. The first fire crews arrived within nine minutes to discover a single level building ablaze. Firefighters were able to quickly stop the fire from spreading and contain it to one area of the structure while a fire hose was set up to cool several cylinders that were inside the building. Firefighters battled for over two hours to extinguish the fire and assisted with the clean up and ventilated the building. The cause of the fire is being investigated.