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Firefighters rescue elderly woman from burning home in Clifton Hill

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23 May 2014
Firefighters have rescued an elderly woman from her burning home overnight.

Just before 2am MFB received numerous calls for a house on fire in Fenwick St, Clifton Hill, and arrived to find a single storey residence well alight and threatening adjoining residences.

On searching the premises an elderly occupant was located at the rear and removed by fire crews.

The occupant was suffering injuries from fire exposure and was treated by Ambulance Victoria and transported to hospital. Firefighters then conducted an aggressive attack both internally and externally to prevent the spread of fire.

The property was severely damaged by fire and, due to the proximity, minor damage to the adjoining properties resulted.

Breathing apparatus was used.

Firefighters took approximately 50 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause is undetermined and fire investigators were called to investigate.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 2

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
27

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