Port Stephens Weekly Fire Update


IT was a busy week for Raymond Terrace Fire & Rescue NSW crews, particularly on 20 November.

The crew’s work day started at about 9am with reports of a garage on fire on Mount Hall Road, Raymond Terrace.

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When crews arrived they saw flames and smoke billowing out of a detached garage at the rear of a property.

The team quickly got to work with Firefighters in Breathing Apparatus to put the fire out, which started and was contained to a car within the garage.

Crews from Tarro and the Rural Fire Service, Police, and Ambulance attended to assist with bringing the fire under control and assisting at the incident.

Deputy Captain Giacomo Arnott said, “We have attended a fair few garage fires in recent months, with varying causes.

“We recommend a smoke alarm in your garage if you have combustibles, chemicals or frayed and damaged electronics plugged into the wall.

“A fire in a garage, especially if it’s attached to a house, could easily spread without you knowing and cause significant damage,” Giacomo said.

At about 11:20AM, a member of the public entered the fire station while the crew was packing up after the garage fire and informed them about a car crash nearby where members of the public were performing CPR.

The team immediately responded along Richardson Rd and arrived to assist with CPR and use their defibrillator.

Unfortunately despite the best efforts of emergency services, including Police and Ambulance officers, the individual was not able to be saved.

On Sunday 21 November, the crews worked to help clean up a large debris field enabling traffic to pass through after a five vehicle crash on the M1 southbound just south of Richardson Road.

There were no major injuries at the scene, but large traffic delays on Sunday afternoon.



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