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Terrace fire at Newtown

Published: 24th October 2007

Late this evening fire crews from Newtown, Marrickville and Alexandria were called to a fire in a terrace house in Wells Road at Newtown. Firefighters arrived within six minutes to find smoke pouring from the attic of the house and one person suffering from burns. First aid was administered to the victim while fire crews entered the house in breathing apparatus and extinguished the blaze. The attic was extensively damaged and firefighters ventilated the home and assisted with the clean up to minimise damage to the remainder of the house. One person was taken to hospital.