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Firefighters prevent Bellambi townhouse fire spreading to adjoining homes

The Bellambi townhouse badly damaged by fire last night. Picture: FRNSW
The Bellambi townhouse badly damaged by fire last night. Picture: FRNSW

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) battled a house fire in Whitby Mews, Bellambi overnight. 

Just after 1:15 am, crews arrived at the scene to find smoke and flame issuing from the townhouse.

More than 24 firefighters quickly bought the fire under control and managed to protect adjoining properties from the blaze. 

Neighbours were evacuated from their houses as a safety measure and no injuries were reported.

With Fire and Rescue NSW crews attending multiple house fires this week, Superintendent Scott Dodson said it was a timely reminder for residents to develop their fire escape plan.

“Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency” he said.

The Bellambi townhouse badly damaged by fire last night. Picture: FRNSW

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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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently 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 has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time 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), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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