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No working smoke alarms at Albert Park blaze

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02 Apr 2014
An elderly couple were lucky to escape a fire in their Albert Park home this morning.

Fire crews were called to the single storey brick home on Danks St about 12.25am.

Two elderly occupants were home at the time of the fire.

There were no working smoke alarms and they were fortunate to be alerted to the fire by the noises from the fire.  They exited the house as the first fire crews arrived.

They were treated at the scene by ambulance for minor smoke inhalation.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the fire under control within 15 minutes.

The fire was confined to the rear section of the house.

The damage is estimated to be in excess of $50 000.

THIS WEEKEND, WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCK MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERY!

 

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 4 
RESCUE UNITS: 1 
OTHER UNITS: 2 

NO. of FIREFIGHTERS: 17 

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