Fire destroyed this house in Tintenbar in January
Fire destroyed this house in Tintenbar in January Leah White

Too many house fires on the Northern Rivers

LAST night's devastating fire that destroyed a house at Tintenbar was one of a handful over the last six months.

We look back on these horrible incidents:

Tragedy turns to triumph in Casino

Mother-of-four, Kirsty O'Reilly, lost everything when a fire burned through her rented home in January.

However, the tragedy soon turned to goodwill when the community rallied behind the family, setting up a Go Fund Me page to get them back on their feet.

Tintenbar home burnt to ground

The Vanderstok family were luckily not home at the time when fire took hold of their Tintenbar house in January.

Tragically, however, despite the efforts of Rural Fire Service brigades from Alstonville, Newrybar and Lennox Head, two Fire and Rescue NSW pumpers from Ballina, the entire house was destroyed.

December's Casino house fire
December's Casino house fire Jamie Brown

Casino family's stroke of bad luck before Christmas

In December, a home on Dyraaba St at Casino was destroyed by fire, in a pre-Christmas tragedy no one would ever want to experience.

In another display of kindness, the community rallied behind the family, as they did for Ms O'Reilly.

Dog saves owners at Wardell

The barking of their beloved chihuahua may have saved the lives of two occupants of a Wardell house in November.

While the occupants escaped uninjured (as did their pooch) their house was unfortunately destroyed by the flames.

Mansion destroyed at Billinudgel

In early November a home on Middle Pocket Road was engulfed in flames and horribly destroyed by the blaze.

Luckily all occupants managed to escape with no injuries.



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