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Family left in dark, discovers fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  11.16 AM 21 March, 2016


Location: District 20 News

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A north Victorian family has escaped a burning house after noticing the fire when flames cut the home’s power supply. 

The family of four from Carag Carag, around 40km west of Shepparton, were home last night when fire broke out in the roof.

CFA fire investigator John Cutting said the family was initially unaware of the danger above.

“They didn’t know there was a fire until the lights went out,” he said.

“They then noticed a glow coming from the ceiling down lights and that’s when they’ve gone outside and noticed the flames coming from the roof.

“Because the fire was above the ceiling the home’s smoke detectors hadn’t yet activated.”

CFA crews arrived at Geodetic Road shortly after 8pm Sunday to find the home well alight.

A couple and their two children, as well the family’s pets, had evacuated safely outside.

Unfortunately the single storey weatherboard building was destroyed.

Nine crews attended from Rushworth, Stanhope, Kyabram, Corop and Colbinabbin, along with equipment support from Bendigo.

The fire is not considered suspicious and the cause is being investigated. 

Last Updated: 21 March 2016