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Working smoke alarm wakes couple just in time

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  2.48 PM 21 October, 2014

Location: District 8 News

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A Pakenham couple are lucky to be alive according to Pakenham CFA Senior Station Officer Greg Milne, after a working smoke alarm alerted them to a house fire early this morning.

“Unfortunately the house was completely gutted,” he said.

“The couple woke to the sound of a smoke detector and managed to escape unharmed.”

Greg said CFA crews were called to the Ryan Road home just after 3am, providing a quick response, halting the spread of the fire.

The incident was under control by 5am.

Five trucks attended from brigades including Nar Nar Goon and Pakenham, as well as a rescue vehicle.

“This is yet another incident which highlights the importance of working smoke alarms in the home.

“Smoke alarms save lives.”

CFA Fire Investigators are on scene today to determine cause.

Last Updated: 21 October 2014