Firefighters said it was a timely reminder to have working smoke alarms.
Firefighters said it was a timely reminder to have working smoke alarms. Trevor Veale

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A FIRE investigation in currently underway to determine what caused a house in Glennie Heights to catch fire on Saturday night.

Two crews rushed to Ellwood Avenue and were able to contain a blaze to the ground floor of a two-storey house after flames and smoke broke out at 9pm.

Warwick Fire Brigade station officer Darren Welsh said crews used breathing apparatus and water to put extinguish the fire and contain the blaze to a single room on the ground floor of the house.

People were in the house at he time the fire broke out but no one was harmed.

"The teams did a good job to contain the fire to that level,” Mr Welsh said.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, reports indicate it may have began with a battery recharging console for a remote control car.

Mr Welsh said the items would be taken in for assessment.

"There have been some issues with some charging units for various electrical appliances over the years and then they are collected and handed over for further analysis,” he said.

"Those kind of jobs would lead to recalls of items, but I am not saying this particular item is going to be recalled until we know more.”

Mr Wlesh said the incident was a reminder about the importance of fire alarms to ensure a quick response and evacuation in times of emergency.



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