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Neighbour saves sleeping occupant from Camberwell house fire

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15 Jan 2014
A two-storey brick and weatherboard home in Camberwell was severely damaged by fire early this morning.

Crews were called to the Bethela Street property at 12.39am.

One occupant, who was at home asleep at the time, was alerted by a neighbour and evacuated safely.

The house was already well alight when firefighters first arrived.

There were other houses that were also threatened.  The fire took approximately 50 minutes to bring under control.

Damage is estimated to be in excess of $200,000. The cause will be investigated during daylight hours.

There were no reports of any injuries.

 

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 4 
RESCUE UNITS: 1 
AERIAL UNITS: 1 
OTHER UNITS: 2 

NO. of FIREFIGHTERS: 23 

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