Fire crews worked together to put out a house fire in Curlewis in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The Rural Fire Service (RFS) received a call at 12:09am on Thursday about the house in Donaldson Street. By the time the Curlewis brigade arrived the house was well alight.
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Gunnedah were deployed at 12:10am and sent firefighters in a tanker and a pumper. The crews assisted the RFS to extinguish the flames and provide “exposure protection” for the neighbouring house and garage.
“At this stage we don’t have any report of any occupants being there,” an RFS spokeperson said.
The RFS said fire investigators were still on scene at midday on Thursday in an effort to determine the cause.
Sue Sutherland took to social media to say she was the owner and thanked firefighters and the ambulance for attending the scene.
The Curlewis resident said the house was 30 Donaldson Street and was vacant at the time of the fire.
It was a busy morning for the Gunnedah RFS and Fire and Rescue from Gunnedah who also attended a minor grass fire.
The fire was about two kilometres out of Gunnedah near the crossroads of Campbells Road and the Oxley Highway.
The RFS said three units attended and Fire and Rescue provided back-up to extinguish the blaze which was about 40m by 20m.
“We got called at 8:06am this morning and it appears a bird has hit the power lines and caused a fire,” an RFS spokesperson said.
It took firefighters less than an hour to extinguish the fire and return to base.
It comes after the RFS and Fire and Rescue also attended two grass fires at Mount Porcupine on Tuesday and last Friday. Fire and Rescue also attended a truck fire on Wandobah Road on Tuesday.