A mother and son have their neighbour to thank for escaping their burning Shepparton house yesterday.ELAINE COONEY August 23, 2014 3:34am
Thank goodness: A mother and son were lucky their neighbour alerted them that their Spivey St was on fire yesterday as their smoke detector was without batteries.
A mother and son were lucky to escape a fire at their Spivey St, Shepparton home yesterday.
Neighbour Don Ritchie said he was sitting outside in his back garden when he saw smoke and flames coming from the roof next door.
He alerted his neighbours.
The mother had been sleeping and the boy, 8, was playing his iPod when they heard the knock on the door.
Country Fire Authority operations officer Rob Van Dorsser said the smoke detector was installed, but did not have batteries.
‘‘Only working smoke detectors save lives,’’ he said.
‘‘If the neighbour had not been home, they may not be alive today.’’
Mr Van Dorsser said following an investigation, it was found something had been left on the stove top that was not switched off.
He said this was a cause of many house fires.
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