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Lucky escape for six as no smoke alarms found at Bentleigh house fire

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22 Jun 2013
Six people had a lucky escape when the front portion of their East Bentleigh home caught fire.

Fire crews were called to the single storey brick house on Brosnan Road at 3:45am on Saturday.

Fortunately, some of the occupants were still awake and were able to alert those who were asleep at the time.

MFB firefighters found the front bedroom fully involved in fire and were able to quickly stop the fire spreading further into the home.

The remainder of the house was heavily smoke logged.

Ambulance Victoria was called to treat a teenager for minor burns to his hand.

MFB Specialist Fire Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire. An initial search of the property has found no working smoke smoke alarms.

Three appliances and 12 firefighters attended the incident.

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