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Road closure after house fire - Rockdale

Friday, 30 June 2017 04:22:30 AM

Police are warning of traffic disruption following a house fire in Rockdale this morning.

About 2.40am (Friday 30 June 2017), emergency services were called to a house fire on West Botany Street, Brighton Le Sands.

The house was extensively damaged.

The only occupant, an 88-year-old woman, escaped with minor burns. She has been taken to St George Hospital for treatment

A crime scene has been established at the address however the fire is not suspicious.

Investigations suggest it was caused by a hot wheat pack placed on a mattress.

West Botany Street is closed in both directions between Bay Street and Ador Avenue, and is expected to be closed for several hours.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.