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Fire destroys Lennox Head home

The blaze that destroyed an Allens Parade, Lennox Head, home. Photo Contributed
The blaze that destroyed an Allens Parade, Lennox Head, home. Photo Contributed Contributed

UPDATE 9.45am: AN ELECTRICAL fault is believed to have ignited a fire that destroyed a Lennox Head two storey villa overnight.

Lennox Head RFS captain Geoff White said RFS brigades from Newrybar and Byron Bay joined the Lennox Head brigade and NSW Fire and Rescue Ballina brigade at about 6pm to battle the blaze in the Allens Parade villa.

"We saw the smoke from a fair way off and the place was fully engulfed when we got there," he said.

"So we deployed our equipment and started to attack."

Cpt White said fire fighters with hoses were deployed to the rear of the complex to try to stop the blaze, which started on the second floor, spreading to adjoining units.

"There was the risk of the fire spreading but that was contained."

Essential Energy were called to the scene and isolated power to villa, while paramedics waited on standby.

"The blaze was fairly hot but we contained it mainly to the upstairs lounge room area."

Lismore police Detective Inspector Matt Kehoe said police attended the scene but the unit was totally destroyed by fire.

Det Insp Kehoe said nobody was home in the villa when the blaze, which is not being treated as suspicious, started.

"It appears as though an electrical fault in a power board that was connected to a TV and some other items caused the fire, but that is still being investigated."

Emergency services left the scene just after 8pm when the blaze was extinguished.

The blaze that destroyed an Allens Parade, Lennox Head, home overnight. Photo Contributed
The blaze that destroyed an Allens Parade, Lennox Head, home overnight. Photo Contributed Contributed

 

ORIGINAL REPORT 7am: A LENNOX Head home has been destroyed in a blaze that took firefighters nearly two hours to bring under control.

Rural Fire Service volunteers arrived at the Allens Parade home about 6pm to find the top floor of the two-level villa fully ablaze.

Two crews battled for about two hours to contain the fire, successfully preventing it from spreading beyond the top level or to surrounding homes.

The fire, which caused the villa's roof to collapse was brought under control about 8pm.

The aftermath of the house fire at Allens Parade, Lennox Head, overnight.
The aftermath of the house fire at Allens Parade, Lennox Head, overnight. Alex Easton

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