It started out as a small fire in an ordinary electric stove cooking dinner at an Argyle Street residence at around 6.20pm last night (Wednesday, July 4).
And it could have got a whole lot worse.
Fortunately, the occupier was alerted by a smoke detector and quickly turned off the stove, cutting off the source of the flames.
A spokesperson from Fire & Rescue NSW’s Mullumbimby station said, ‘Upon arrival, we rapidly assessed that no one was injured and that the house was not on fire.
‘We checked the house and it was clear that the electric stove/oven had some issues.’
He added it was ‘a timely reminder to keep your smoke detectors charged and take the proper precautions for fire during the winter period’.