Firefighters fought a blaze in the town of Westport on the NSW north coast on Saturday, battling a powerful, uncontrolled fire in a trailer home that burned for more than three hours.
Key points:Firefighters were battling a fire in an abandoned trailer home in the NSW town of Eastwood, about 150 kilometres south-east of NewcastleThe trailer home was found to be on fire on Friday nightWhen firefighters arrived, the fire had already been extinguished but was burning on a second trailer homeThe fire was contained within about a half-metre of the trailer home, but continued to spread, with about 100 firefighters fighting the blaze on Saturday.
“It’s a really hot day, there’s a lot of fire, a lot more fire, it’s a dangerous fire,” firefighter Andrew Stirling said.
“The firefighters were working very hard, they were out there for over three hours, and the fire was starting to spread.”
Crews from the Western Fire Brigade arrived on scene about 9:30pm and were joined by the NSW Fire Brigade.
They put out the blaze in about 15 minutes, with a helicopter dropping water to stop the fire spreading.
“Firefighters put out a fire which is still burning,” Western Fire Battalion Commander Mark Treadwell said.
Firefighters tried to control the fire with an evacuation order, but the blaze spread, leaving about 60 firefighters to contain it on Sunday.
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