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Home burnt down on River Street

By Corowa Free Press

A second fire in four days broke out in Corowa on Sunday, August 12. 

Corowa Fire and Rescue got the call at approximately 8.45 on Sunday night and arrived to a fully evolved fire that completely destroyed a holiday home on River Street. 

Again with the assistance of the CFA and RFS, the team of fire fighters were able to extinguish this blaze within an hour and a half. It took them roughly 40 minutes to get the fire under control. 

Neighbouring properties on either side of the house were not damaged, with fire fighters clearing any potential obstacles such as gas bottles. 

There was nobody occupying the house at the time it became lit with flames, with the cause now under investigation. 

“It was a very fierce fire and fairly intense, it was all extinguished and there were no injuries to anyone. Neighbouring properties survived so it was a good outcome,” Corowa Fire Station Commander Lindsay Bush told The Free Press.

“The complete structure was destroyed and it was a total loss of the contents. A caravan was also involved in it and there was slight damage to a car.”

Mr Bush is urging everyone in the area to ensure they are familiar with a fire safety plan and have a fully-working smoke alarm in place.  

It was the second major fire in Corowa in the space of four days.