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Firefighters rescue woman from house fire in Oakleigh East

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30 Oct 2019
MFB firefighters have rescued a woman from a house fire in Oakleigh East this morning.

A Triple Zero (000) call was received just before 5am from a young woman who was in an upstairs bathroom of the home which was quickly filling with smoke.

Crews arrived to the Macrina Street home within seven minutes and were met with a house that had been engulfed by fire.

Due to the smoke, the woman lost consciousness while still on the line to the emergency call taker.

Firefighters donned breathing apparatus and entered the building to search for her.

Thankfully they quickly reached the woman and were able to remove her from the home.

A male resident managed to escape the fire and was outside when firefighters arrived on scene. Both patients are now in the care of Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

Crews are currently working to douse the fire and stop it from spreading. The fire was declared under control just before 5:20am.

At the height of the fire there were eight firefighting appliances on scene including an aerial and an rescue unit, in addition to two support units.

There is a large amount of smoke in the area, and MFB has sent out a community advice message for residents in Huntingdale and Oakleigh East.

At this stage it is not clear what caused the fire to start, however this will be investigated once the area has been made safe. 

MFB is being supported at the scene by Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police.

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