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Inferno Destroys Glenorie Home Amid Possible Lightning Strike

Sep 28, 2023

It was a lucky escape for a Glenorie family last night as their 10-bedroom house was engulphed by fire, likely to have been started by a lightening strike.

Emergency services including eleven fire trucks, bolstered by more than 70 firefighters, attended the blaze on Cattai Ridge Road, Glenorie.

The 10-bedroom home was ‘completely destroyed’ in the blaze. Picture: NSWRFS

The fire broke out at approximately 7:30 pm last night, and rapidly took hold of the sprawling home despite best efforts by emergency services, including the Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Police Force, and NSW Ambulance teams.

Incredible footage from the RFS captured the seen with smoke and flames billowing into the night sky.

All seven occupants of the home managed a safe and unscathed escape, finding refuge with friends. It took firefighters hours to bring the blaze under control which was aided by the return of rain late in the evening.

NSW RFS spokesperson Matthew Lloyd told Nine News that it was a dangerous situation when emergency services arrived at the scene. “It was burning quite hot. It was a fairly significant fire. It extended throughout the roof cavity,” Lloyd said.

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