A working smoke alarm has saved a mother and her young child from a mischevious cat that started a fire at a Richardson home on Tuesday morning (30 July).
Around 6:15 am this morning, a working smoke alarm alerted a mother and her young child to self-evacuate their family home on Wentcher Place, Richardson.
Firefighters arrived to find a small kitchen fire which had originated from the stove top, while paramedics assessed the pair on scene.
After further investigation, it appears the family cat knocked a roll of plastic wrap onto the touch-sensor stove top.
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ACT Fire and Rescue would like to remind Canberrans that when the stove top is not in use to please lock the sensors and switches, and ensure you have a working smoke alarm.