Firefighters saved a west Dubbo house from potentially severe damage on Monday afternoon, arriving quickly enough to extinguish a rubbish fire before it had time to encroach further on the home.
Crews from the Dubbo and Delroy stations were called to the property early on Monday afternoon where a pile of rubbish next to the house was well alight and threatening damage to the home as it was approaching the air conditioning unit.
Fire and Rescue NSW Dubbo station officer Chris Cusack said the male occupant of the home had detected the fire and attempted to extinguish it with a garden hose, before reporting the incident when it became too big for him to control.
Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 60 minutes and ensured the blaze was completely extinguished, with NSW Ambulance paramedics also called to treat the occupant for potential smoke inhalation.
He, reportedly, didn't suffer any ill-effects.
Station officer Cusack said crews then patrolled the area and conducted fire safety checks for nearby residents, reminding them of the importance of being prepared through the remainder of summer and beyond.
"There was a few properties in the area and some residents had come out to see what was happening," he said.
"So we decided it would be a good idea to conduct some fire safety checks of properties and give them some information."
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