Ma­cauley St house fire

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fire at a Ma­cauley St house in De­niliquin on Sat­ur­day.

It was re­ported to NSW Fire & Res­cue just be­fore 3pm, and po­lice said the blaze caused dam­age val­ued at $20,000.

A NSW Po­lice foren­sic team ar­rived in De­niliquin on Sun­day to in­ves­ti­gate the scene.

Ini­tial fears that some­one had been in­side the house when the fire took hold were al­layed af­ter two searches by fire­fight­ers.

Speak­ing to the Pas­toral Times yes­ter­day, De­niliquin NSW Fire & Res­cue Cap­tain Mar­tin Smith said the prop­erty was handed over to po­lice once the flames were ex­tin­guished on Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon.

He said at this stage a cause of the fire had not yet been de­ter­mined.

Capt Smith said the house was not com­pletely razed by the fire, but smoke had spread through­out.

‘‘When we ar­rived we ob­served smoke com­ing from the front win­dows and the front door,’’ Capt Smith said.

‘‘We re­ceived the call about 2.52pm, and 12 fire­fight­ers were on scene with two ap­pli­ances by 3pm.

‘‘There was a small fire in the kitchen or din­ing area, which was quickly ex­tin­guished.

‘‘There was fire dam­age to the wall and ceil­ing in that room, and smoke dam­age through­out.’’

NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice fire­fight­ers with the De­niliquin and Brassi brigades also re­sponded to the call for as­sis­tance, but the fire had been ex­tin­guished by the time they ar­rived.

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