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Couple injured in Dandenong fire
An elderly man and woman suffered smoke inhalation in trying to extinguish a fire which started in a bedroom of their Dandenong North house this morning.
CFA was called to the property in Illawarra Crescent just before 4.00am where they arrived to find the occupants had extinguished a fire with a garden hose.
District 8 Operations Officer Greg Christison said although the fire had been contained to the bedroom, the house was significantly smoke logged.
“The house was fitted with smoke detectors but they had been disconnected and there was no power to the house,” he said.
“We cannot stress enough the importance of working smoke alarms – it is your best chance for surviving a house fire.”
Mr Christison said the fire started in a separate room to where the couple were sleeping. He said the cause of the fire would be investigated today.
Two crews from Dandenong CFA attended the incident.