House destroyed after lightning strike in Glenmore Park

Fire crews working to control the blaze. Photo: FRNSW.
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A lightning strike has sparked a fire that’s destroyed a house in Glenmore Park.

Fire crews, assisted by the Rural Fire Service, arrived at the house in Kobina Avenue, just after 5.30pm and prevented the flames from spreading to neighbouring homes.

They battled the blaze, which took hold in the roof of the property, and quickly contained the flames.

However, they were unable to save the home.

Initial reports indicate the house was struck by lightning, starting the fire.

NSW Police and NSW Ambulance are also at the scene.

Acting Superintendent Mathew Sigmund from Fire and Rescue NSW said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

“The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations,” he said.

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