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Crews pull woman from Macleod home

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13 Jul 2018
Firefighters have saved a woman from a smoke-logged home on Lookout Rise in Macleod just before 2pm this afternoon.

Initial crews arrived on scene in just over five minutes. On arrival they were advised that one resident was unaccounted for and potentially still inside the premises.

Crews wearing Breathing Apparatus entered the building and rescued the woman. She was handed over to Ambulance Victoria Paramedics, and transported to hospital for suspected inhalation burns.

The firefighters located and aggressively attacked the fire in an upstairs bathroom of the home, and stopped it from spreading to the roof space.

Quick work from approximately 26 firefighters on scene ensured the fire was given under control at 2:40pm.

At the peak of the fire, eight fire appliances from Bundoora, Heidelberg, Greensborough, Thomastown, and South Melbourne Fire Stations were at the scene. 

MFB specialist fire investigation crews determined the blaze was started by a non-compliant electrical appliance. 

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