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Bendigo house fire tragedy

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A disabled woman rescued by CFA firefighters from a burning home in North Bendigo last night, has died in hospital. 

Bendigo house fire tragedy

Despite firefighters' best efforts the lady later died in hospital

Crews were called to the fire on Kookaburra Avenue last night at 9.48pm.

Two firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus gained entry through the rear of the unit, rescuing the woman from the fire.

CFA District 2 Rostered Duty Officer Hugh Kelly has commended the firefighters' efforts.

“Within a minute of arriving on scene, crews gained entry though the rear door,” he said.

“The lady was rescued and brought to the front yard where firefighters used their emergency medical response skills, performing CPR on the lady until Ambulance Victoria arrived.

“When paramedics arrived, firefighters then supported Ambulance Victoria until the patient was taken to hospital.

“Unfortunately, and despite the best efforts of all involved, the lady has later passed away.”