UNDER INVESTIGATION: BELLBIRD HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE

An intense house fire at Bellbird is being investigated by police, and New South Wales Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters arrived at 6:45 last night to find the home engulfed.

Thankfully it was unoccupied…  with the light of day revealing what little remains.

The blaze has sparked a fresh warning for people to check their smoke alarms… and a reminder that fire stations are not always manned 24-7.

“A significant number of these calls made direct to Cessnock fire station and not to our 000 call centre. It’s really important if people see a fire, they ring 000.” – Roger Whight, NSW Fire and Rescue

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