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Puppy and young girl saved from burning Brunswick home

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07 May 2015
Kitchen fire forces evacuation of Brunswick home.

A 10-year-old girl and her dog Ruben had a lucky escape from her smoke filled home yesterday afternoon, thanks to a working smoke alarm and a neighbour who responded to its call.

Smashing a back window the neighbour was was able to assist them out safely.

Crews were called to the Union Street home at 3.32pm.

Cooking in the kitchen had been left unattended, catching fire and filling the house with smoke. The young child was unable to evacuate. She did however ring 000 to report the fire, which she had learned to do at school.

On scene within minutes MFB firefighters had the fire under control quickly.

Ambulance Victoria Paramedics attended to the girl to check for possible smoke inhalation and shock. The pet dog was uninjured.

The kitchen has been damaged by fire and the remainder of the property sustained smoke logging.

Only working smoke alarms save lives.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: Approx. 11

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