Crash, house fire keep crews busy

A CAR crash into a house and a separate house fire kept emergency services busy on Friday night.

Police, paramedics and fire and rescue responded when the car crashed into a house at High St, Lismore, about 6pm.

Police believe the driver of the car had a "medical episode", causing her to lose control.

The driver and another woman in the car were not trapped or seriously injured, but were taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

At 4.46pm, NSW Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a house fire at Esmonde St, East Lismore.

When firefighters arrived, the two-storey weatherboard house was well alight.

Four NSW Fire and Rescue units - two from Lismore and two from Goonellabah - managed to extinguish the fire within half an hour.

Two rooms were damaged by fire and the rest by smoke and water, but no one was injured. The house has been flagged as a potential asbestos hazard.

A house on the corner of Esmond and Wyrallah Roads was gutted by fire on Friday night in Lismore, January 10, 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
A house on the corner of Esmond and Wyrallah Roads was gutted by fire on Friday night in Lismore, January 10, 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg
A house on the corner of Esmond and Wyrallah Roads was gutted by fire on Friday night in Lismore, January 10, 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
A house on the corner of Esmond and Wyrallah Roads was gutted by fire on Friday night in Lismore, January 10, 2015. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg