House fire attended by 40 firefighters

Four fire trucks and one “aerial appliance” from Fire and Rescue NSW and three trucks from NSW Rural Fire Service, as well as NSW Police and NSW Ambulance, attended a three-storey house fire at Killcare Heights on September 6.
With about 40 firefighters on the scene, the fire which started at around 6pm was put out by 10pm.
Acting inspector Rodney Tabone for Fire and Rescue NSW said upon arrival crews found the house well alight with flames in the top two levels fanned by a brisk breeze.
Mr Tabone said the blaze was threatening adjoining houses, but fire crews were able to prevent the spread.
“Fortunately, the house was a weekender and no residents were at home,” Mr Tabone said.
NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Ben Shepherd said both fire agencies got to work very quickly and were able to contain the damage to the top two storeys of the house.

Media release, 6 Sep 2020
NSW Fire and Rescue
Interviews (Maisy Rae), 17 Sept 2020
Rodney Tabone, NSWFR
Ben Shepherd, NSW RFS