Passer-by raises alarm on house fire

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE quick ac­tions of 19-year-old Mos­man Park res­i­dent Nick Sul­li­van raised the alarm about a fire that de­stroyed a $6 mil­lion home on Welling­ton Street early last Satur­day.

Mr Sul­li­van was walk­ing past with his girl­friend about 1am when he no­ticed a glow at the front of the empty home, which was be­ing ren­o­vated by Mos­man Bay Con­struc­tions.

He phoned emer­gency ser­vices while run­ning be­tween neigh­bour­ing homes to alert res­i­dents to the fire.

Ju­lian Cot­terle was hous­esit­ting at a neigh­bour­ing home and had to rush to move the owner’s cars, in­clud­ing a new $500,000 Bent­ley.

A Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices spokes­woman said in­ves­ti­ga­tors were treat­ing the fire as ac­ci­den­tal, say­ing it may have been started by the spon­ta­neous com­bus­tion of paint­ing rags.

Spon­ta­neous com­bus­tion may have caused a fire that de­stroyed a $6 mil­lion home un­der ren­o­va­tion.

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