A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.
Fire and Rescue was alerted to the blaze at around 9.30am on Sunday morning, and arrived to find the dwelling well alight, with flames already burning through the roof.
‘There were vast clouds of black smoke and lots of flames going up,’ one neighbour told The Echo.
‘I heard the odd thumping sound.’
‘I’m told the yard may have been used to store a number of cool rooms, so it’s possible those thumps were the sound of the cool rooms going up.’
Four fire and rescue vehicles, including a hazmat truck, attended the blaze, along with members of the local RFS and two ambulances.
No one was injured in the blaze, according to a Fire and Rescue spokesperson.
However, the spokesperson said that efforts to extinguish the blaze may have been hindered by a lack of water supply.
‘It looks like they had issues with water supply – that could explain the large number of crews who attended because there probably was a lot of pumping’.