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Working smoke alarm alerts neighbours

Published: 8th July 2010

Residents at a unit block in Rocket St, Bathurst, called 000 for the fire brigade today when they heard a smoke alarm operating in a neighbour's unit. Fire officers from Bathurst quickly responded to the scene and were in the process of gaining access to the unit when the owner arrived home. He had left a roast cooking in the oven. Fortunately, the smoke alarm alerted the neighbours before the situation developed into a fire. It also highlights the fact that 50% of domestic fires start in the kitchen and one should never leave unattended foodstuffs cooking on the stove or in the oven. For further information on winter fire safety, refer to www.3minutes.com.au