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House fire in Orange

Published: 31st July 2008

Late this evening firefighters from Orange responded to a fire in Lysterfield Rd, Orange. A working smoke alarm had alerted the occupant who had immediately rung 000 to call for help from the NSW Fire Brigade. When firefighters arrived just after midnight they found a single level fibro and tile house 6m x 8m well alight. Crews were hampered in their firefighting efforts by poor water supply and a very fierce fire. Crews called for a back water tanker and worked to contain and extinguish the fire. The roof area was severely damaged by fire but firefighters were able to save the rest of the house. The occupant suffered smoke inhalation and was treated and transported to hospital for treatment. Firefighters at the scene said that if there had not been a properly operating smoke alarm, then much greater fire damage to the house would have occurred.