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House fire
The cause of the house fire at Mallanganee on September 7 is still not known. Photo: Susanna Freymark

There have been several house fires in the past two weeks – in Casino, Mallanganee, Deep Creek and Cawongla.

A farmhouse on Butlers Rd at Deep Creek was destroyed at 4am on Sunday.

A Rural Fire Service spokesman said the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

“The house was alight when fire crews arrived but they managed to save the car and nearby property,” he said.

RFS crews from Mallanganee, Mummulgum and Tabulam brigades as well as Fire and Rescue NSW assisted.

A fire on September 12 was caused by a gas cooking fire in a shed that was being used as a home in Cawongla.

Cawongla fire
Kyogle RFS attended the fire at this shed at Cawongla on September 12. Photo: contributed

Cars and caravans were also destroyed and the fire spread to nearby bushland.

By 3.30pm the fire had been contained by six RFS crews. No one was injured.

The cause of the Mallanganee house fire on Tuesday, September 7 is still under investigation.

The cause of the Wheat St house fire in Casino on September 11 continues to be investigated.

On Monday, two bushfires were under control by RFS.

There was a 14ha bushfire at Homeleigh near Kyogle and one of 8ha at Drake.

The spate of house fires is a reminder to check appliances, stoves and woodfires and make sure smoke detectors are fitted and functioning in your home.

Richmond River Independent 22 September 2021

This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 22 September 2021.

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