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Budgie rescued from Meadow Heights fire

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15 Dec 2017
A pet budgie has been rescued from a fire which destroyed a Meadow Heights house this afternoon.

Crews were called to the home on Eucalyptus Place just before 12.30pm to find the building ablaze and flames issuing through the roof.

Alarmingly, the fire had begun to spread to a neighbouring home, with another home under threat.

MFB and CFA crews worked side by side to battle the blaze, bringing it under control in 35 minutes and managing to protect neighbouring properties.

A good samaritan who had earlier attempted to enter the burning building to rouse residents suffered what is believed to be smoke inhalation and was transported to hospital by Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

Luckily, the five occupants of the home had self evacuated before the arrival of emergency services.

The house has been severely damaged by fire.

Fire Investigators will attend the scene to investigate the cause of the incident.

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