Three in­jured, home, cars de­stroyed by fire

Mansfield Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By PAM ZIERK-MA­HONEY

THREE oc­cu­pants of a Macs Cove home suf­fered burns as they fled a blaze which com­pletely de­stroyed the two-storey hol­i­day home, and two ve­hi­cles, early Satur­day morn­ing.

One per­son was flown to the Al­fred Hos­pi­tal with burns to ap­prox­i­mately 30 per­cent of his body while two other oc­cu­pants were taken to Mans­field Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment for mi­nor burns and were later dis­charged.

CFA and po­lice fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors combed through the ru­ins of the home on Satur­day to de­ter­mine the cause of the fire, and their in­ves­ti­ga­tions were on­go­ing at the time of go­ing to press.

CFA units from Mans­field, Booroo­lite, Gough’s Bay and Jamieson at­tended the scene, and were later praised for their quick ac­tion and ef­forts in sav­ing the house next door from also catch­ing fire.

The flames from the burn­ing home had scorched the side of the home and gar­dens and had al­most reached the roof of the neigh­bour­ing house be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived.

PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Ma­honey

ALL GONE: All that re­mains of a Macs Cove home and ve­hi­cles de­stroyed by fire in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

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