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Boy helps family escape fire
Five people escaped a house fire in South Morang this morning (13/07) thanks to the actions of a 13-year-old boy.
The boy, his two siblings and another two occupants were sleeping when the fire broke out in the Skyline Drive home around 4.30am.
South Morang CFA 1st Lieutenant Nathan Shell said the boy – who was the youngest occupant in the home - was alerted to the fire when a light in his room tripped.
“This has woken the boy and he has smelt smoke and alerted everyone else in the house. They all managed to escape uninjured,” he said.
It took crews more than three hours to bring the fire under control with the blaze extending across a number of levels in the two-storey brick home.
Six CFA trucks and support from Doreen, Epping, Mernda, South Morang and Sunbury attended as well as MFB.
The cause of the fire will be investigated.