Fireys save burning house
Firefighters saved a Margaret River home from destruction on Sunday.
Margaret River Fire and Rescue Service Volunteers received a call at 4.45am and were at Samworth Street within 10 minutes, with the Witchcliffe and Cowaramup brigades called for back-up.
The fire started in the home’s outside laundry and was put out just before 5.30am.
Margaret River VFRS Captain Jeff Bushby said the fire was believed to be accidental, but the cause was unknown. “We managed to contain the fire very quickly,” he said.
“About 80 per cent of the home and contents were saved, which is a great outcome.”
The total damage bill was estimated at $80,000.
Mr Bushby said the incident should serve as a reminder to check smoke alarms.
“Only working smoke alarms save lives, because smoke is undetectable when you are fast asleep,” he said.
Margaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire on Samworth Street on Sunday. The fire caused $80,000 damage.