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Firefighters rescue woman from St Albans unit fire

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09 Aug 2017
MFB firefighters have rescued a woman from a unit fire in St Albans this morning.

Crews arrived within minutes of receiving the first triple-zero call at 11:20am.

Upon arrival they found a 2 storey brick unit well involved and reports of two people missing.

Firefighters searched the property and found a 60 year old woman on the floor in the first floor bathroom.

Crews rescued her from the burning unit and commenced CPR.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics soon arrived on scene and continued to assist the patient.

A 6 year old girl was also found by firefighters in the rear yard.

Both patients were taken to hospital.

Another female occupant had earlier safely evacuated and raised the alarm.

The fire took 20 minutes to bring under control, sadly a pet dog and bird were found deceased.

Damage to the property is extensive and all contents have been destroyed by fire.

MFB Fire Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire and firefighters will remain on scene for the remainder of the day to continue fire duties. 

Attending appliances: 10

Number of firefighters: 32

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