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Cooking left unattended to blame for Croydon house fire

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26 Jan 2018
A working smoke alarm is to thank for alerting two occupants of a fire in their two storey townhouse at Dorset Road in Croydon.

Both had difficulty breathing and were unable to evacuate the first floor due to the smoke that had filled the home.

MFB crews were called out at 3:42am and were on scene within minutes, 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and assisted the occupants to safety. 

The occupants suffered minor smoke inhalation and were treated by Ambulance Victoria paramedics before being transported to hospital.

The fire was found in the ground floor kitchen of the two storey unit and was caused by cooking accidentally left on the stove.  

It was quickly extinguished and the property was ventilated.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 6

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS:  20


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