Narooma brigades respond to pile fire at Fishermen’s Crescent

Both Narooma fire brigades responded to a fire at the back of Fisherman’s Crescent around 12.15pm today, Monday, June 19.

Neighbours reported the fire looked to be started in a burn pile but fortunately the material was quite green, resulting in lots of smoke but not much flame.

Residents are reminded even in winter season to contact the Eurobodalla or Bega RFS fire control centre when burning piles of material to let the brigades know.

The fire was in the vicinity of the house on Fisherman’s Crescent destroyed by fire back in January. Read more

Attending Monday’s fire were both the Narooma RFS brigade and the Narooma Fire and Rescue NSW brigade.

Captain Scott Dawson of the Narooma Fire and Rescue NSW brigade said the initial call was that someone thought it was another house fire, so crews responded with some urgency.

Fire and Rescue NSW  brigades around NSW currently have their “Keep Looking When Cooking” campaign underway in an effort to reduce the number of kitchen fire catastrophes.

During the 2015/2016 fire season Fire & Rescue NSW responded to 122,827 emergencies, which works out to be around one call every four minutes.

Kitchen fires are the largest single cause of house fires in NSW and again in 2016, they represented 45 per cent of all residential fires and 34 per cent of injuries.

Since the beginning of this year, at least 53 people have been injured in kitchen fires alone. 

Burns are tragically significant as they can have considerable consequences on health and well-being, often needing intensive and ongoing medical intervention and long-term rehabilitation.  Burns are also associated with high levels of distress, anxiety and depression.