Firefighters deployed to protect Schofields home under threat

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RFS and Fire and RescueNSW units weredeployed to Schofields, to protect a home under threat from fire on Sunday.
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A Fire & Rescue NSW spokesman said they responded to atriple-0 report of a grass fire, near Westminster andChester streets, around2.45pm on Sunday.

“Crews were on scene 10minutes later,” he said.

They arrived to find agrass firethreatening nearby properties. One property appeared particularly at risk.

‘‘The first crew asked for some additional resources to extinguish it,” the Fire & Rescue spokesman said.

‘‘It was jumped on pretty quick.”

He said the fire was slow-moving, and was eventually contained toabout five acres.

‘‘At the end of the job there were a number of tankers and fire trucks from Fire and Rescue on scene, as well as Rural Fire Servicecrews,” he said.

The area was declared safejust after 4pm.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

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