Explosion in West Wollongong

Published: 26th October 2008

Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received early this evening to an explosion in Cochrane Street, West Wollongong. Firefighters from Unanderra, Wollongong, Balgownie and the Duty Commander responded to the incident. The first crews arrived within nine minutes to find a gas explosion had occurred in a residential unit on the top level of a two level apartment block. The explosion had caused a minor fire and an occupant of the unit suffered burns and was transported to hospital. Firefighters assisted with the clean up and requested a structural engineer attend the site to check for any structural damage to the building.