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Illawarra firefighters plea for safety this Christmas amid rise in lithium-ion fires

Nadine Morton
Updated December 14 2023 - 5:41pm, first published December 6 2023 - 12:41pm
Fire and Rescue NSW Inspector Andrew Barber with (inset) damage caused to a Coniston home after a device left charging erupted in flames overnight on November 20. Picture Adam McLean
Fire and Rescue NSW Inspector Andrew Barber with (inset) damage caused to a Coniston home after a device left charging erupted in flames overnight on November 20. Picture Adam McLean
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Thinking of buying the latest tech gear this festive season? Illawarra's firefighters are pleading with people to help keep their family safe.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Breaking news journalist at the Illawarra Mercury. Email: nadine.morton@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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