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House fires keep fireys busy
Three people were rescued from two separate house fires in Gippsland this morning.
Firefighters were called to a Reeve Street house in Sale just after midnight.
Local police officersrescued two men who were inside at the time of the fire.
Constable Andrew Taylor and Senior Constable Melyssa McLennan ran into the house after they saw smoke coming from the property and found the two men inside.
Both officers helped to guide the 68 and 45 year-old men outside the house and to safety.
The men were taken to Sale Hospital with minor injuries. Constable Taylor and Senior Constable McLennan were not injured during the rescue.
CFA crews attended and extinguished the fire, which had gutted one bedroom and caused extensive damage to the hallway.
Four CFA trucks from Sale attended.
Just a few hours later, a woman in her late 60s was rescued by firefighters after her Hazelwood Road house in Traralgon caught fire.
The house was well alight when crews arrived on scene at 3.50am.
Firefighters searched the property and found the unconscious woman in the bedroom. They performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
The fire was under control by 4.15am but caused significant damage to the house. The cause will be investigated today.
Five CFA trucks from Traralgon and Morwell attended.