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Twenty-five fire crew at Piggabeen house blaze

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Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

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Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

A two-storey residential dwelling on Omiah Way was reported alight at approximately 2:30am – over Twenty Five firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire Rescue NSW from Bilambil, Cudgen, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads attended the scene.

NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and Essential Energy were also in attendance.

The fire was contained to one dwelling whips was fully alight when fire crews arrived.

NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire Rescue NSW worked for over two hours to extinguish the structure and prevent spread to an adjoining shed and bushland.

Unfortunately, the majority of the dwelling was completely destroyed, but no one has been reported injured – the occupants self-evacuated from the home prior to the arrival of emergency services.

There is no known cause at this stage – investigations will continue.


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