Fire crews help man from burning house

Geraldton Guardian
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Fire crews helped remove a man from a burning house in Rangeway on Friday night.

Station officer Tony Keeping of Geraldton Fire Station said the middle-aged home owner was suffering mild smoke inhalation when career and volunteer fire crews arrived at the scene, about 6.30pm.

He said the fire, believed to have started in the kitchen, caused an estimated $150,000 damage.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Station officer Keeping said there were no other occupants in the home at the time.

He said it was a timely reminder for householders to have working, mains-powered smoke alarms installed.

In a separate incident, police are investigating a fire in Mount Tarcoola on Sunday, which they believe may have been deliberately lit.

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