Roof collapse as fire destroys Gaffney Lane home

Fire crews got out just in time after a house roof collapsed around 7am this past Wednesday in a property blaze on Railway Town’s Gaffney Lane.

A driver passing by noticed smoke coming from the property, did a U-turn and called the fire department.

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 238 Station Officer, Craig Burke, told us the house was destroyed.

“It got into the roof, so it’s burnt the roof out and then it has collapsed,” SO Burke told us.

“Initially when the firefighters arrived, they went into the house to put the fire out.


The Station manager on duty then noticed it was starting to collapse from the top on the outside, so he called the crew out.

About five minutes after the crew came out the roof collapsed in.”

Following that the crew searched the building and found there was no casualties or injured people. Fire fighters then went about the job of extinguishing the blaze.

‘We believe the owner was in Adelaide at the time, so no one was home [when the fire occurred],” SO Burke told the Barrier Truth.

The property was so badly damaged it’s unclear what started the fire, says SO Burke.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.

“We just can’t tell where it initially started or how it started,” SO Burke said.

There was no injuries or fatalities.

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