31 July 2010

Fire in Hughes

| johnboy
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The following in from the ESA:

9:25am Saturday 31 July 2010 – Elderly man rescued from house fire A neigbour has rescued an elderly man from his home in Hughes this morning after a fire started inside.

The ACT Fire Brigade responded with two fire pumpers to the Glasgow Street property just before 9 o’clock.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire before any major damage was caused.

The fire was caused by clothing left to close to a heater.

The ACT Fire Brigade reminds all householders to leave at least a one metre clearance between heaters and combustible material such as clothing and curtains.

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