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A fire destroyed a home at 10 Elizabeth Avenue South Golden Beach in the early hours of this morning.

‘We woke up to sirens, sirens and more sirens this morning,’ said local Angela Dunlop.

‘The fire brigade, police and paramedics were all there.’

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) based in Brunswick Heads was in charge of the fire response and was supported by Fire and Rescue NSW Mullumbimby. The Billinudgel and Mullumbimby Rural Fire Brigades also attended in support but they were not needed as the FRNSW were able to extinguish it.

‘Everyone was accounted for and no one was hurt,’ said a spokesperson for the NSW Fire Brigade.

The house was part of a duplex that it is understood a family were just moving into.

‘The removal truck was stuck in the driveway and couldn’t be moved to get access for the fire truck because the keys were inside,’ said Ms Dunlop.

‘One of the fires said that the fire possibly started in the kitchen.’

However, a spokesperson for NSW Fire Brigade said that they do not have a cause regarding how the fire started and that the cause is currently under investigation.

Due to a firewall between the two houses that made up the duplex it is understood that the other house was not affected by the fire.


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