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House fires heat up in cold weather
Two Victorian families have experienced a night they would rather forget thanks to two separate house fires overnight (Friday 1 May).
A fire at Drummond Street Greenvale started around 3am (Saturday).
Quick action from CFA firefighters from Greenvale and Craigieburn stopped the fire spreading but not before the home was badly damaged.
Meanwhile, a resident was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in a home at Queen Street Sebastapol.
It's the fourth house fire in as many days following the arrival of wintery and cold conditions.
It's a stark warning to all Victorians as winter approaches to have heaters and electrical appliances such as electric blankets checked annually.
It's also important to regulary clear chimney flues, and never leave an open fire burning in a fire place unattended.
Most important, have a working smoke alarm and regularly change the batteries.