QUICK action from Rural Fire Service crews and Fire and Rescue NSW averted a possible major emergency at Culburra Beach on Monday night.
RFS crews from Culburra Beach, Greenwell Point and Callala, along with a Fire and Rescue NSW crew from Nowra, were called to a fire in the shopfront of the service station on The Lake Circuit shortly after 8pm.
RFS crews were first on the scene with the smoke billowing from the shopfront and flames inside.
The crews forced their way through the front door, finding the source of the fire in the service area.
The crews extinguished the fire before it engulfed the adjoining residence and, more importantly, the station’s petrol tanks.
RFS district officer James Morris said the quick actions of the RFS crews averted what could have been a major incident if the whole station had caught on fire.
“It was great work by the crews to extinguish the fire so quickly and not allow the fire to spread any further, especially to the adjoining petrol tanks,” he said.
He said the fire damage was contained to the service desk area but the remainder of the shop sustained heat and smoke damage.