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Woman lucky to escape as house is gutted by fire

BLAZE: A fire alarm saved the life of a woman when her house went up in flames.
BLAZE: A fire alarm saved the life of a woman when her house went up in flames. WIN Televisionkent Murray

A WOMAN had a lucky escape when her house went up in flames yesterday afternoon in Rockhampton.

A police car spotted the smoke billowing from the house on the corner of Nicholson and Costello Sts. in Allenstown at 12.50pm.

After hearing her fire alarm go off, the woman managed to get out of the house with her two dogs before the police car arrived.

The house was well alight when fire crews arrived on scene, but they managed to extinguish the flames.

Fire crews had to withdraw from the house at one stage due to the intense heat.

Police said that the woman was in a state of shock over the ordeal.

The Queenslander home was completely gutted in the blaze. Investigations into the cause of the fire are under way.

The intense blaze destroys the house.
The intense blaze destroys the house.

Topics:  fire, house fire, qfes, rockhampton



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