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Rosebud house fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  1.09 PM 7 May, 2014

Location: District 8 News

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CFA firefighters have praised the actions of an elderly man who helped rescue his 77-year-old neighbour after her Rosebud bungalow caught fire last night.

Five CFA trucks were called to the one-bedroom dwelling on Fourth Avenue just before 9pm.

District 8 Operations Officer Paul Carrigg said firefighters contained the blaze to the bungalow which was extensively damaged by the fire.

“There’s no doubt that the quick action of the man to alert his neighbour may have saved her life and prevented her from injury,” he said.

The 88 year-old man was treated at the scene by paramedics and the 77 year-old woman was taken to hospital for observation. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is being investigated but it’s believed to have started in the bedroom area.

“This is timely reminder ahead of the winter period for all Victorians to ensure their heaters and electrical appliances are all serviced regularly and checked for safety, and candles should never be left unsupervised,” Mr Carrigg said.

More winter home fire safety tips can be found here.

Last Updated: 08 May 2014