House destroyed by fire – Pokolbin

A house was destroyed by fire in the state’s Hunter Valley today.

About 5.20pm (Thursday 15 August 2019), emergency services were called to Gillards Road, Pokolbin, following reports of a house fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service attended and found the home to be entirely engulfed. The fire was controlled, and emergency services continue to extinguish the fire completely.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

The occupants of the home, a 68-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman, escaped the blaze uninjured.

The premises and its contents appear to be completely destroyed and the structure has been deemed unstable.

Investigations continue however, it is believed the fire started in a circuit board in the laundry and it is not being treated as suspicious.

 

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