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Hero neighbours rush to help
An 87-year-old man has died in hospital following a house fire in Newcomb on Monday morning (29 April).
The man’s neighbours entered the Alma Court house after noticing flames and dragged the elderly man from his bed just after 1am.
The Newcomb man, who was the single occupant, was taken to the Geelong hospital where he later died.
CFA were called to the fire, which was in the ceiling of the home, at around 1.15am estinguishing it shortly after 2am.
Five CFA vehicles attended the fire.
Fire investigators are currently at the scene to determine how the fire started, although it is not considered to be suspicious.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.