Firies forced to break down door

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Fire­fight­ers were forced to break down the door of a Wick St unit in De­niliquin on Satur­day morn­ing to tend to re­ports of a fire.

Po­lice re­ceived a call about 9.55am from a neigh­bour, who orig­i­nally be­lieved the oc­cu­pant of the unit was still in­side.

De­niliquin Fire & Res­cue NSW Deputy Cap­tain Les Booth said they were re­lieved to dis­cover no-one was in the unit.

Dept Capt Booth said the unit had filled with smoke af­ter cook­ing was left unat­tended on the stove. ‘‘It was very lucky. ‘‘When the call came through it was for a unit fire with a per­son trapped in­side, but it turns out the oc­cu­pant had left the unit and left cook­ing unat­tended on the stove.

‘‘It’s a timely re­minder to never leave cook­ing unat­tended, and cer­tainly not when you leave the house.’’

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