Fire and Rescue NSW crews extinguished a house fire in Umina Beach on Tuesday after reports of people trapped inside.
On arrival, crews said they found a granny flat on Neptune St fully alight with reports of trapped people inside.
Firefighters performed a search of the building and fortunately, no one was inside.
FRNSW Fire investigators are working with NSW Police to ascertain the cause and origin of the fire.
Superintendent Scott Dodson said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.
The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you.
It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.
Media release, Sep 28
Fire and Rescue NSW