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Working smoke alarm saves seven people in Kensington

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09 May 2015
A house fire in Kensington has reinforced the need to have working smoke alarms after seven people managed to escape a blaze.

Crews were called to the Weighbridge Lane home at 4.17am on Saturday 9 May.

As fire engulfed this two storey unit the family were alerted to the fire and evacuated to safety because of a working smoke alarm.

Crews arrived on scene to find the unit well alight and taking hold in the roof space. Their quick action prevented the fire spreading to neighbouring properties.

The cause is being investigated the damage bill is expected to reach $100,000

Breathing apparatus was in use.

Only working smoke alarms save lives.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 2
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 25

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