Two Homes Destroyed, One Seriously Damaged In Sydney Fire
Investigations are underway after a fire has completely destroyed two homes and seriously damaged another in Sydney’s west yesterday afternoon.
Around 30 firefighters were called to Napier Avenue, Lurnea at 12:30pm on Wednesday however they were unable to save two of the homes that had been engulfed in the fast-moving blaze and thick black smoke.
The third home was left incredibly damaged by the fire. One witness, Susan Coorey, told 9 News that she heard an explosion and thought that gas might have been the cause of the terrible blaze.
“I was out in my backyard and I heard an explosion and I looked at my neighbour’s house and it was covered in black smoke and I knew that wasn’t good,” said Ms Coorey.
“The house was banging, it was going off, it was exploding. I called Triple Zero. By the sounds of it, maybe it was something with gas that started it.”
Fire crews were unsure if there were any people inside the burning houses when they arrived at the scene, but thankfully those that were home were able to self-evacuate the buildings and no one was injured in the blaze.
“We were able to make phone calls to make sure that people weren’t home, so it was a relief once we heard that there was no one in the top level of the left-hand side of the house,” said Daniel Austin from Fire & Rescue NSW.
It took firefighters several hours to extinguish the blaze. An investigation into what started the fire has also begun but at this stage it is not believed to be suspicious.