A woman and her dog have been saved from a burning home in the Hunter Valley.
About 1.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 26 October 2021), a 28-year-old man was walking along Alexandra Street, Kurri Kurri, when he heard a smoke alarm emitting from a nearby home and observed smoke coming from the back door of the property.
With assistance from a nearby council worker, the pair ran inside to assist a 58-year-old female resident and her dog from the home which was quickly becoming engulfed in flames.
The passer-by contacted emergency services, with crews from Fire and Rescue NSW attending a short time later, extinguishing the blaze.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
Hunter Valley Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Matt Zimmer, would like to thank the members of the public who ran in to save the occupant of the home before the blaze took hold.
“It’s the heroic actions of these two men which saved this woman and her dog’s life yesterday, and on behalf of all the emergency services involved, we would like to thank this pair. Both of these men will be considered for bravery recognition for their actions,” Det Insp Matt Zimmer said.
The circumstances surrounding the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.