Fire damages several rooms of Kingscliff home

Fire in Kingscliff. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Fire in Kingscliff. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

A FIRE in a Kingscliff home left several rooms seriously damaged on Thursday afternoon. 

Fire and Rescue Tweed Heads station officer Chris Perrin said the downstairs kitchen of the two-storey home on Elliston St in Salt Village was alight when emergency services arrived. 

"Four firefighters with breathing apparatus worked on the fire with two lines of hose," Mr Perrin said.

"The fire spread in the wall cavity to the second level."

Mr Perrin said the fire left the kitchen, stairwell and an upstairs bedroom severely damaged. 

He said the occupants weren't home at the time, but were alerted to the fire by neighbours, who called 000 about 1pm. 

"They returned home while we were in attendance," Mr Perrin said.

Fire crews remained on scene until just before 4pm. 

Mr Perrin said the blaze wasn't being treated as suspicious. 

The cause has yet to be determined. 


Update: 2.47pm

FIRE crews were still on scene at a house fire in Kingscliff as of 2.45pm Thursday. 

It's unknown whether the fire is being treated as suspicious.

The fire is believed to have been contained to the kitchen only. 

More details to come. 


Initial report: 1.42pm 

FIRE-FIGHTERS were on scene at a unit fire in Kingscliff as of 1.46pm Thursday.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the scene just after 1pm.

She said the ground floor of a two-storey unit on Elliston St was alight when fire crews arrived.

No one was inside the unit when fire-fighters arrived, she said. 

It's understood the fire originated in the kitchen.

More details to come. 

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