Woman’s fire escape
A LEONGATHA home caught fire on Saturday at 1pm in Horn Street.
A 39 year old lady was asleep in bed and awoken by the fire in her bedroom.
The smoke detector didn’t go off due to it being outside the bedroom and the door was closed.
The lady was awoken by a room full of smoke.
She rushed to get her 18 year old son out of the house.
Luckily her husband arrived home just after they got out and he got the fire under control by using a garden hose through the bedroom window.
The cause of the fire is recognised to be accidental.
Physical damage was contained in the bedroom and water leaked throughout the house.
The electrics were destroyed and the South Gippsland Shire emergency management arranged alternative accommodation for the family for the meantime.
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