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Working smoke alarm alerts occupant to house fire.

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07 Jun 2013
The house fire in Sandringham was believed to have started by a heater with clothes being dried next to it.

The working smoke alarms alerted the occupant to the fire and she safely escaped with minor burns to the hands and arms and slight smoke inhalation.
The female occupant was then transported by Ambulance to hospital for further observation.
The fire was contained to a small section of the lounge room on the ground floor and brought under control in approximately 5 minutes.
Approximately 11 firefighters attended.

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