Helensburgh gas heater explosion sends timely reminder, says firefighters

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The Helensburgh House damaged by a gas explosion on Tuesday night. Picture: Fire & Rescue Helensburgh

NSW Fire and Rescue says a gas heater explosion at Helensburgh on Tuesday sends a timely reminder for people to check their heating systems ahead of the colder Winter months.

Emergency services were called to the Walker Street home following a gas heater explosion about 6.30pm on Tuesday.

With NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a male occupant for burns, while firefighters utilised a detector to rule out any gas in the atmosphere, along with a thermal imaging camera to ensure there was no further heat generated from the explosion.

A spokesperson for Fire & Rescue Helensburgh said the incident serves as a timely reminder coming into winter to check heating systems thoroughly before use and follow important safety advise at

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Fire & Rescue and NSW Ambulance were called to a house in Walker Street Helensburgh on Tuesday night after gas heater exploded. Picture: Fire & Rescue Helesnburgh


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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