Merrigum house fire
The Merrigum Fire Brigade was called out to a house fire in Morrisey St on Friday morning.
Brigade spokesperson Murray Yates said the alarm was raised at 4.30 am.
Mr Yates said the husband was woken by the smoke alarm and got out through a window, emphasising the importance of working smoke alarms.
‘‘Brigade members donned breathing apparatus to enter the house and get to the seat of the fire,’’ he said. ‘‘The fire was contained to the living room.’’ Mr Yates said the fire was caused by an electrical fault and was attended by Merrigum and Tatura units.
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