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Glenroy house fire

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09 Sep 2010
A Glenroy family escaped their home last night as smoke filled their home.

An electrical fault started a fire in the wall cavity of the front bedroom of the house.

A 3 month old baby suffered minor smoke inhalation and MFB firefighters administered oxygen therapy until Ambulance Victoria arrived.

Fortunately the family were awake and smelt the smoke. Had the family been sleeping the scenario to this fire could have been worse given that no working smoke alarm was fitted to the premises.

This again highlights the vigilance of everyone to ensure that they maintain a working smoke alarm.

ONLY WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES

TIME: 22:41 CALL No.: 2903
ATTENDING APPLIANCES: ONE
No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 4
OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Station Officer Eric Belot
ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – Heather Stockton

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

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