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Smoke alarm saves Endeavour Hills woman
A working smoke alarm has saved an elderly woman from her burning home in Endeavour Hills this morning.
Crews were called to Redhill Court home at 6.20am.
Incident controller Shaun McRoberts of the Hallam Fire Brigade said an 87-year-old woman was alerted to the fire in her lounge room by a smoke alarm.
He said neighbours had rushed to the woman’s home, breaking into the rear of the house thinking she was still inside.
“I have no doubt that a working smoke alarm has saved this lady’s house,” Shaun said.
“She’s heard the alarm, went to check it out and saw her lounge room fully involved in fire.
“She’s left the house and alerted neighbours who called 000.”
It took around 20 minutes and four trucks from Hallam and Dandenong to take control of the fire.
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