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Smoke alarm saves Horsham family
A family of six are lucky to be alive after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire in their Horsham home just before midnight this morning.
CFA District 17 Operations Officer Trevor Ebbels said the house fire highlighted the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms, saying smoke alarms save lives.
Four crews from Horsham and Dooen and around 30 firefighters were called to the Albert Street house after reports of a smoke alarm was sounding.
The family, a mother and five children, had escaped the house before crews arrived.
“When crews arrived the home was fully involved,” OO Ebbels said.
“The smoke detector alerted the occupants and got them safely out of the home.
“This emphasises how important it is to have a working smoke alarm installed in your home.”
It took crews around 20 minutes to bring the house fire under control.
Police are investigating the cause.