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Young boy alerts family to St Kilda house fire

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31 Oct 2015
A young boy has alerted his family to a house fire in St Kilda overnight.

Firefighters were called to the Lansdowne Street home just before 7.30pm.
Several people called Triple Zero after spotting smoke issuing from the rear of a two storey, brick residence. 
On arrival, firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus commenced an internal attack of the fire on the first floor, containing the fire to a rear bedroom with fire extension into the roof area. 
The a young family with two children were home at the time of the fire; the young siblings were upstairs at the time of the blaze while their parents were downstairs.
The eldest son reportedly heard the crackling of the fire in his room so he collected his 15 month sibling before exiting downstairs and alerting his parents who called 000.
The smoke alarm also began to operate.
The fire was under control in 20 minutes with a damage bill estimated at approximately $150,000 damage. The cause of the fire was electrical.
Police and Ambulance Victoria also attended.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4 
Rescue Units: 1 
Aerial units: 2 
Other units: 0

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 17

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