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Smoke alarm saves family of eight in Broadmeadows

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23 Sep 2016
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

A family of eight have made a lucky escape after a house fire in Broadmeadows.

Firefighters were called to the Dimboola Road home at 7.11am.

A working smoke alarm alerted the family to fire and they were quick to evacuate. One person has suffered burns and smoke inhalation, Ambulance are treating the person on scene. 

Crews on arrival found the single storey, brick veneer house five by ten metres ‚Ä®totally involved in fire. 

Firefighters are using an aerial appliance to extinguish the fire. 

The fire was deemed under control at 7:40am

Fire investigators are on route to determine the cause 

The general public are advised to avoid the area and MFB will be in attendance for the next few hours. 

Ambulance and Police are also on scene. 

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