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16 May 2011
Smoke alarms were installed in the premises but had no batteries fitted.

Date: May 14, 2011 
Time: 11:25 hours     
Call Number: 4711

Address: Macauley Dr, Rosanna.

The fire started in the kitchen, and was caused by the occupant removing a burning pot from the stove and in doing so spread the fire.

Firefighters contained the fire to the kitchen area, but the remainder of the premises was severely damaged by thick black smoke.

They rescued the occupant from the kitchen, where she had suffered smoke inhalation and slight burns.

The occupant was administered oxygen therapy until the arrival of the Ambulance and has been transported to hospital for observation.

The fire was under control in 28 minutes.

Attending Appliances:  


Rescue Units: 1 

Breathing apparatus support: 1


Number of firefighters: 14


Officer in charge: Commander Mick Swift

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