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What is a fire emergency?

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Find out when you should TXT 111 for Fire.

What is a fire emergency?

Anything that could cause loss of life, serious injury or loss of property is a Fire Service emergency. Situations where you should text 111 immediately include:

  • A fire in your house. Get out - stay out.
  • You notice a burning smell in your house but you're not sure where it's coming from.
  • You see or smell what looks like a house fire in a neighbouring property.
  • You see a car crash, car fire or people trapped.
  • You notice a gas leak from a broken pipe. Move away from the leak to where there is no smell.
  • You or your property are in serious danger from storm damage.