A home in Sydney’s south-west was found ablaze on Friday after a major fire broke out.
Seven fire trucks raced to a two-storey home on Alice Street, where the fire had erupted, just before 12.30pm.
The home was burning fiercely as firefighters raced to put out the “intense blaze” after the roof and a side wall had “collapsed”.
“Seven fire trucks, including an aerial platform, responded to multiple Triple Zero (000) calls reporting the two-storey home ablaze in Alice Street,” Fire and Rescue NSW confirmed in a statement.
“Firefighters attacked the intense blaze from all sides and from the air as the roof and a side wall collapsed.”
Police did a sweep of neighbouring premises where a public school at Wiley Park, adjacent to the fire, was reported under threat.
A total of 371 students and 42 staff were safely evacuated from the school.
After the fire was extinguished, firefighters entered the burning home wearing breathing apparatus, and declared it was clear of occupants.
However, ambulance paramedics assessed and treated a 20-year-old woman at the scene for stress and breathing difficulties.
Fire and Rescue are now concerned with the stability of the house.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known, however it’s believed to have started in the kitchen.
“Tire crews have gained the upper hand and have called in engineers, amid concerns about the stability of the house,” the statement continued.
“The fire is thought to have started in the kitchen and spread to the roof.”