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Flaming bedding wreaks havoc in Sunshine West

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28 Mar 2016
Bedding left too close to an electric heater sparked a fire at a Sunshine West house this morning..

Two women were treated for smoke inhalation following the fire which broke out in Glengala Road about 12.20am.

Firefighters in three appliances battled the blaze for more than two hours before it was fully extinguished.

The duo was treated at the scene by Ambulance Victoria paramedics. One was later taken to hospital.

Four other occupants in the home weren't injured.

It's believed the fire began after bedding left near a bar heater caught alight.

Firefighters found there were no working smoke alarms in the house at the time.

As we approach the end of daylight savings, firefighters are reminding people to check their smoke alarms when they change their clocks. 

Ensure your smoke alarms are fire ready by changing your batteries annually and replacing your smoke alarm units every ten years.

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