Family evacuated after stove fire

Firefighters evacuated a family of five from a Bendigo home after a fire started on a stove last night.


After a passerby called 000 at 10.22pm, CFA crews arrived  to find the single-storey weatherboard house smoke-logged. 

They evacuated a family of five, whose members were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation. A nine-year-old boy was transported by ambulance due to smoke inhalation.

The fire is believed to have started from a pot left on the stove.

Emergency accommodation was organised for the residents and a building surveyor will assess the house.

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Author: CFA Media