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Smoke alarm saves Mt Eliza woman
A working smoke alarm has saved an elderly woman from her burning home in Mount Eliza overnight.
CFA was called to the Meribil Close home around 4am and found the house fully alight.
CFA District 8 Operations Officer Sean Kerr said the woman was alerted to the fire by her smoke alarm.
“This house fire highlights the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms – they save lives,” he said.
“Unfortunately this house was completely destroyed by fire so this had the potential for a devastating outcome had the woman not woken to her smoke alarms.”
The woman received minor burns and suffered smoke inhalation. She was transported to hospital by paramedics.
The cause will be investigated today but it’s not believed to be suspicious.
Five CFA trucks and around 20 firefighters from Mt Eliza and Frankston attended the scene.