During the early hours of Sunday morning, CFA crews were called to support Fire Rescue Victoria at a house fire on Rosatos Road in Moe South.
Five CFA units from Moe South, Thorpdale and Trafalgar brigades responded to the incident at around 3.15am.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the house fully involved by fire.
An elderly resident had self-evacuated from the home and was handed into the care of paramedics and was later airlifted.
The scene was declared safe just before 5.30am.
The fire was not being treated as suspicious, however an investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted by Fire Rescue Victoria and Victoria Police.
The incident was a timely reminder to ensure you have interconnected smoke alarms installed in all bedrooms, hallways and living areas.
Smoke alarm tips:
- Smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when any alarm activates, all smoke alarms will sound.
- All smoke alarms, including 240v hardwired, should be replaced every 10 years.
- Fire services also recommend the use of smoke alarms powered by a 10-year lithium battery.
- Replaceable batteries in a smoke alarm need to be changed yearly.
- Smoke alarms should be tested monthly as per the manufacturer’s guide, by pressing the test button on the alarm and wait for the test alarm to sound.
- Smoke alarms should be cleaned at least once a year with a duster or vacuum cleaner to remove particles that will affect smoke alarm performance.
||CFA News & Media