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Fire rips through Thomastown home

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25 Nov 2015
Firefighters have battled a blaze at a Thomastown house this afternoon.

Crews were called to the Kingsley Court home at 3.44pm.

There is fire damage to seven of the eight rooms in the home, and through the roof space.

The fire was deemed under control at 4:18pm, with approximately 15 firefighters on scene.

The occupants of the house are believed to be two sisters. One of the women, aged in her late 60s, was found by firefighters in the bathroom of the home, unconscious and not breathing.

Firefighters dragged her to safety and determined she had a pulse, so commenced Emergency Medical Response.  She was later treated by Ambulance Victoria and transported to hospital by helicopter.

Unfortunately, two dogs, two cats and several birds all perished in the blaze.

There is not yet any indication of the cause or an estimate of the damage bill.

Fire Investigators will attend the scene.

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