Civic Disability Services Limited (Civic) confirm that a house fire took place at a property managed by Civic Disability Services in the morning of October 26.
Following the activation of the smoke alarm within the main property, neighbours alerted emergency services to the incident, and were on-site in two minutes.
No occupants were on site at the time, and the occupant of a self-contained granny flat on the grounds of the property was unaffected by the fire.
The fire was contained to one room on the property and emergency services were able to contain the fire quickly. Due to smoke damage, residents have now been relocated to an alternate property.
“The safety of those living in our properties is our number one concern, and we are working with emergency services to determine the source of the smoke,” says Annie Doyle, CEO of Civic Disability Services
“Any incident of house fire is always concerning, and I am grateful that, in this instance, correct procedures were followed to ensure the safety of our residents this morning. It will be unsettling for those who call this house a home to have to move temporarily but I know we are working hard to ensure a smooth transition.”
About Civic Disability Services
Civic is a not-for-profit that has provided services to people with intellectual disability and/or mental health conditions for almost 60 years.
Founded in the 1950s by a group of parents caring for their children with disability in the Sutherland Shire, the organisation now provides whole-of-life services in many NSW locations, while remaining true to the values that inspired its creation.
Staff provide person-centred active support to enable individuals to reach their full potential, achieve their goals and participate in the community. Today, more than 500 people in Sydney and regional areas receive vital services from Civic, including accommodation, supported employment and social activities at one of Civic’s community hubs.
Name: Elizabeth Fowler
Phone: 0428 915 707