Two people taken to hospital after house fire at Coraki

UPDATE 5.17pm: PARAMEDICS are transporting two women to Casino hospital after a house fire at Coraki this afternoon.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said two women, one aged in her 20's and the other in her 30's, were believed to be suffering injuries from trying to extinguish the blaze.

The spokeswoman said both women were in a stable condition suffering from smoke inhalation and superficial burns.

A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesman initially reported none of the occupants were injured in the fire.

 

UPDATE 4.49pm: FIREFIGHTERS at the scene of a house fire at Coraki are using a thermal imaging camera to try to locate any remaining flames in the roof of the home.

A Newcastle Fire Communications spokesman said reports from the scene were that the roof of the home had suffered heat damage.

Brigades from Lismore and Casino have been called off as the Coraki brigade are reporting the situation is in hand and everybody was safe.

 

INITIAL REPORT: FIREFIGHTERS from NSW Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service are trying to save a house that is on fire at Coraki.

A Newcastle Fire Communications spokesman said multiple triple-0 calls were received about 4:30 pm after reports of a house on fire in Queen Elizabeth Drive.

The spokesman said the NSW Fire and Rescue Coraki brigade arrived at the scene to find smoke coming from the roof of the home.

He said all residents in the home had been evacuated and were unharmed.



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