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Smoke alarm saves Caulfield man from house fire

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23 Oct 2013
A working smoke alarm alerted an occupant to a fire in a Caulfield South home this morning.

Crews were called to the Bambra Road home about 9am.

The resident was able to evacuate safely with only minor smoke inhalation.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus contained the fire to a front room which was severely damaged.

The remainder of the single storey brick house was damaged by heat and smoke.

The resident and a passerby who stopped to help were treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics for minor smoke inhalation.

The damage is estimated to be approximately $250,000.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  There were no other injuries reported.

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