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Elderly couple hospitalised after Beaumaris house fire

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11 Aug 2014
An elderly couple has been hospitalised after a fire in the Beaumaris home.

Fire crews were called to their home on Reserve Road at 9.22pm on Saturday 9 August.

The couple in their early 80s, after noticing a problem with their electrical supply, discovered a fire had ignited in the garage area of their residence.

The fire spread through the ground floor of the building and into the 1st floor of the two story building. 

The property was severely damaged by fire and is estimated at over $300,000.

In the process of trying to escape from the fire the female occupant became trapped in the back yard and was extracted by firefighters. Both occupants were transported by ambulance to hospital suffering smoke inhalation and other minor injuries.

Breathing apparatus was used and the fire took approximately 30 minutes to bring under control .

The cause is undetermined at this stage and fire investigators are continuing with their investigations.

Police and ambulance attended the incident.

Pumpers:  5
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  3


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