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Smoke alarm saves Red Hill family
A working smoke alarm has helped a Red Hill couple escape their burning home at the weekend.
Owners of the Mornington-Flinders Road property woke to the sound of the alarm shortly before 2.30am on Saturday.
Red Hill Fire Brigade Captain Darrel Setter said the residents quickly notified emergency services.
“They did try to extinguish the fire before evacuating the house,” he said.
CFA crews arrived to find the single storey brick house fully involved and managed to bring the fire under control within 45 minutes.
Captain Setter said the home’s owners had the smoke alarm to thank for their escape.
“A working smoke alarm is the best life insurance you can buy,” he said.
Seven crews from Red Hill, Balnarring, Shoreham, Main Ridge attended, along with specialist support from Bayswater and Mt Martha.
The home was destroyed.
Victoria Police is investigating the cause.
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