No major damage as firefighters attend sixth Southern NSW house fire in a week

A house fire in Henty on Friday night was the sixth in Southern NSW in just a week.

Fire and Rescue Superintendent Stewart Alexander said firefighters were still investigating the cause of a fire which started in a roof cavity at at Ivor Street home about 7.40pm.

He said it was a tricky job to ensure the fire was completely out, but they saved the home from major damage.

Fire and Rescue crews from Henty and Culcairn were on scene until about 10.45pm.

“It’s a timely reminder in the cold weather, this is the sixth one in a week in Southern NSW where we’ve had serious building fires,” Superintendent Alexander said.

He said two in Wagga were suspicious, but hopes future fires can be prevented by people being extra cautious with electric blankets and keeping at least one metre between drying clothes and the heater.