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2 people rescued from Unit Fire in Homebush

Fire & Rescue NSW firefighters have rescued 2 people from the balcony of a unit complex where a fire broke out this morning. The 2 story brick & tile construction unit complex is in Homebush, in Sydney’s west.

Firefighters received reports that people were missing in the fire. On arrival they found two people with severe injuries. Injuries are believed to include burns and smoke inhalation.

Fire has caused extensive damage to the unit of origin, as well as affecting adjoining units.

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Melbourne’s MFB covers Sydney Fire Stations

To many firefighters in NSW, the past week has flown by in a blur. It has been an extreme start to the bushfire season and so many have done what seems so ordinary to them, but extraordinary to others. They’ve put aside their own lives to go and help others in need and often from some distance away.

With large fires, it’s not uncommon for this assistance to come from interstate. Quite often we see specialists including Incident Management Team members flown in from other states. It’s also fairly common for bush fire brigade volunteers to send firefighters and tankers to assist at these large fires.

This week though, we saw something a lot less common. Melbourne’s MFB sent a number of pumpers to Sydney, and they weren’t tasked to the actual bushfire incident. Instead, they were sent to a number of City fire stations to standby and respond to run of the mill calls, allowing Fire & Rescue NSW to utilise their urban crews and appliances in the bushfire efforts.

As I understand it, 10 MFB Pumpers were sent to Sydney. Their crew of 4 on each pumper were split into a day and night shift. FRNSW joined them to create a crew of 2 MFB and 2 FRNSW firefighters on each shift. They responded to all calls as normal and these are reported to include at least one structure fire.

I managed to catch a few of these around shift change, as the FRNSW appliances were returning to station. The MFB crews should be heading home today, as the intensity of the bushfire crisis eases.

More images available here

1 City of Sydney
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3 The Rocks
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19 Silverwater
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22 Leichhardt
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23 Gladesville – the MFB Pumper was hiding behind the closed roller door
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Car Fire, Parramatta Road at Annandale

Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task.

 

All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.

 


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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012

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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012 -33.888187, 151.165884 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=174Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task. All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.  

 

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Structure Fire – Log Cabin Motel, Penrith NSW

NSW Fire & Rescue crews were responded to the historic Log Cabin Motel on the banks of the Nepean River in Penrith on the evening of March 9, 2012. On arrival they found a fire in a ceiling space caused by a down light. Approximately 100 persons were evacuated from the premises.

After initially calling for a 2nd alarm response, crews upgraded to a 3rd alarm with firefighting efforts hampered by an electrical supply that could not be isolated. The fire took hold in the roof space, with a further call for a 5th Alarm response. With the fire taking hold, crews were withdrawn from the building for safety and operations continued with aerial appliances and handlines from outside the building.

The fire caused significant damage to the building, and firefighters continued to work through the night to fully extinguish the blaze.

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P77 St Marys at work on the Log Cabin Motel fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

 

Aerial Pumper 97 Huntingwood at the Log Cabin Motel FireIn only a short time in service this new appliance has attended a number of significant fires in Western Sydney

Ladder Platform 27 Parramatta at work on the Log Cabin Fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.