Firefighter dies while responding to Grose Vale house fire in Sydney’s north-west | Australia news #Firefighter #dies #responding #Grose #Vale #house #fire #Sydneys #northwest #Australia #news

A firefighter has died after he collapsed while responding to a house engulfed in flames in Sydney’s north-west.

The 51-year-old man was among the first crews to arrive at the house at Grose Vale, west of Richmond, just before 8am on Tuesday.

The firefighter was inside the house when he collapsed, Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said.

“He was probably struck by a beam and suffered injuries as a result,” Supt Dewberry said.

Colleagues from Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service dragged the man from the house and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

GROSE VALE | Fire and Rescue NSW firefighter killed at house fire. Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) regrets to advise of the death of a firefighter at a house fire at Grose Vale, north-west of Sydney, this morning.

The 51-year-old FRNSW on-call fire…

— Fire and Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) December 12, 2023

The firefighter worked on-call for FRNSW, which is more prevalent in regional areas, and they are notified of calls for help through a pager.

Fire and Rescue NSW said it was working with other authorities to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

The premier, Chris Minns, paid tribute to the firefighter and said his thoughts were with the family.

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I’ve just been advised of the death of a firefighter at Grose Vale, this morning.

To take on a job like this takes true bravery, and it’s a debt that we can’t even begin to repay.

No family ever should ever have to hear this news and my thoughts are with them.

— Chris Minns (@ChrisMinnsMP) December 12, 2023

It will also provide support to the man’s family, crew and colleagues.

Police are investigating and a patrol car is blocking access to the road.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

#Firefighter #dies #responding #Grose #Vale #house #fire #Sydneys #northwest #Australia #news

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