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Fire destroys house in Greta


Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have extinguished a fire that’s destroyed a house at Greta in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Four trucks from Branxton and Rutherford Fire Stations were called to the home in Hunter Street just after 4.30am on 10 February.

A passing motorist saw the house on fire and called Triple Zero (000).

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the single-level home and determined no-one else was inside.

Fire investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

FRNSW Superintendent Scott Dodson said it was a timely reminder that phoning Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency could be the difference between life and death.

“Or, in some cases like this, whether a building or other property is saved or destroyed,” he stated.

“The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you.

“It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.”

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