Smoke alarm saves residents in Curlewis house fire

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Smoke alarms have saved the lives of residents in a house fire at Curlewis this morning, near Geelong.


CFA was called to the incident at 6.43am on Pax Parade.

CFA and FRV firefighters fought the fire in the single storey structure which had burnt into the roof space and further spread across the entire structure.

As a result, the house was destroyed by the fire.

CFA District 7 Commander Sam Maiolo said CFA and FRV firefighters worked very well together to tackle the challenging fire.

"The property also had a pool which was utilised to pump water from to assist with the fire attack," Sam said.

"The occupants escaped safely thanks to their smoke alarm alerting them to the fire.

"This is a timely reminder to ensure everyone has working smoke alarms in their home."

The fire was brought under control just after 9.30am and the scene was declared safe at 10.35am.

The wood heater is believed to be the cause as a result of the fire investigation.

CFA had 11 vehicles on scene supported by FRV crews.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were also on scene supporting crews.


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