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Crying baby saves family from house fire

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26 Jun 2013
A crying baby alerted a Glen Huntly family to a fire in their lounge room this morning.

The mother woke to hear the one-year-old crying and went to check on him. She then discovered smoke filling the lounge room and woke her husband.

He attempted to douse the blaze with a garden hose while she called triple-zero.

Fire crews arrived on scene about 6am where they discovered faulty masonry in a chimney had set alight a large pile of wood stacked up outside.

The fire spread back into a wall cavity and up into the roof.

Everyone was able to evacuate safely with no injuries reported.

Crews from Malvern, Ormond and Oakleigh fire stations took two hours to remove the wood pile and ensure the fire in the wall cavity and roof was completely extinguished.

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