Firefighters battle Trigg house fire

Photo: Justin Bianchini
Photo: Justin Bianchini
Photo: Justin Bianchini Photo: Justin Bianchini

FIREFIGHTERS had to contend with a big house fire in Trigg on Friday.

Just after 9am, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) received a call to attend a house on Charles Riley Road with reports of smoke coming out of the home.

No one was home at the time.

A female caller to radio station 6PR said the fire looked severe and described a hot water system as “wildly on fire”.

“There are three fire trucks there with breathing apparatus, the whole works,” the caller said.

A DFES spokeswoman said a fire investigation officer attended the scene.

Firefighters prevented the blaze spreading to neighbouring homes.

Daglish fireman and former West Coast Eagle Andrew Strijk was in the third appliance to arrive on scene.

He said it was one of the bigger house fires he had attended.

“By the time we got here the house was fully involved,” Mr Strijk said.

“We went inside, knocked down a few of the flames and vented it out.

“It was a pretty easy sort of job but unfortunately the house doesn’t look to good.”