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Neighbours save house

A KORUMBURRA home was saved from burning thanks to the quick actions of neighbours last Tuesday (August 19).

A fire ignited on the back verandah but was contained to that area thanks to initial attempts by neighbours to extinguish the fire.

A fire investigator was unable to determine the cause of the blaze, as the blaze was so intense it was difficult to pinpoint which electrical component may have started it.

The homeowner said no one was home at the time the fire started, but had neighbours not acted, the family would have lost the whole house.

A neighbour saw the black smoke and immediately called the CFA. Tradesmen working at another neighbour’s home also saw the smoke and quickly helped to put it out.

CFA trucks from Leongatha, Korumburra and Ruby attended the scene with 15 personnel.

CFA firefighters took 10 minutes to contain the fire, after which they spent time searching for the cause before calling fire investigators.

The combined work of the CFA and tradesmen saved the house as the fire would have reached the roof cavity if it had burned any longer.

The fire was mainly contained to the verandah but there was some smoke damage inside the house.

Fire investigated: the CFA could not determine the cause of a fire which started on the back verandah of a Korumburra home last Tuesday.

Fire investigated: the CFA could not determine the cause of a fire which started on the back verandah of a Korumburra home last Tuesday.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=11861

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