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Passers-by rescue teenage boy from house fire

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13 Nov 2013
Two passers-by smashed a window to gain entry and rescue a teenage boy from a house fire in Brighton.

The fire started in the kitchen about 1.30pm on Wednesday 13 November and although not a big fire, it generated a lot of smoke.

The teenage lad suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and walked into the smoky kitchen but then froze and did not know what to do next.

He was taken outside by the good Samaritans and later treated for smoke inhalation by MFB and AV crews.

The cause of the fire was found to be due to an electrical fault.

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