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Fire claims life in Taylors Lakes

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19 Jul 2010
A small bedroom fire in Taylors Lakes has claimed the life of an 84 year-old woman.

A neighbour reported seeing the fire through a bedroom window and frantically knocked at the door to alert anyone that was home. Fire crews were on scene within minutes and gained entry by breaking a window. They conducted a search and located the resident on the floor of the bedroom. She was taken outside and given CPR by firefighters and ambulance paramedics. Despite the concerted efforts of all involved, she could not be revived. The woman was the only resident in the house.

A smoke alarm was fitted and was operating correctly but unfortunately, it was not located inside the bedroom where the fire started.

The cause has yet to be confirmed but initial investigations indicate a possible electrical fault in a heater or television set.

TIME: 23:45 hours

CALL No.: 5162

ATTENDING APPLIANCES:
PUMPERS: 3

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 10

OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Commander Ken Brown

ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – Trevor Woodward

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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