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One house destroyed and two damaged after multiple weekend housefires

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Residents have escaped injury after multiple house fires in Tamworth and Gunnedah over the weekend.

A house in Little Conadilly Street, Gunnedah has been completely destroyed after a fire broke out just before 2:00 am Monday 20th July.

Local fire crews battled the fire overnight and are continuing to put out hotspots while investigations commence into the circumstances surrounding how the fire started.

Earlier Sunday night at around 6 pm fire crews were called to a house in Herbert St, Gunnedah and arrived to see large amounts of smoke billowing into the sky.

Fire crews got to work attacking the fire, with breathing apparatuses, and the fire was extinguished in 45 minutes.

Captain Dave Walsh from Gunnedah Fire Station 314 said both fires are now extinguished after fire crews worked for 12 hours to control both blazes and investigations are continuing.

Residents were not home at either house in Gunnedah and police remain on the scene to control the area.

Tamworth residents made a safe escape after their Hillvue home caught fire on Saturday evening.

Four fire trucks arrived at Croydon Avenue around 6 pm to see the top level of a multi-storey home on fire.

The residents escaped after being warned of smoke coming from the roof by their neighbours.

It is believed to have been sparked from the chimney and damage was contained in the roof and one bedroom.

Tamworth Fire and Rescue officers want to remind all residents to make sure their chimneys are cleaned regularly and kept in good shape to prevent fires such as these over the colder months.


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