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Crews kept busy with two property fires across Mandurah

Emergency services were kept busy with two separate property fires across the Peel Region this morning.

Firefighters received a call that home had caught fire in Meadow Springs at 9:30am. 

Crews arrived at the Cimarron Edge property to find the house fully engulfed by flames. 

Smoke was seen billowing out of the roof as firefighters from across Mandurah worked to get the blaze under control.

Neighbours say a woman, in a wheelchair, was inside when the fire started and that she narrowly escaped the flames.

Crews were seen scrambling to get the occupant’s belongings including a chest of draws and a luggage bag full of clothes. 

Police closed the road for just over an hour as firefighters extinguished the blaze.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the cause of the fire was accidental and firefighters estimate the damage bill to be at $500,000 thousand dollars. 

Just 30 minutes later, a second property was reported to be on fire in Furnissdale. 

Crews from Murray, Pinjarra, Rockingham and Falcon turned out to the derelict structure on Pinjarra Road to find smoke coming from the premises. 

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswomen said the property wouldn’t be considered a house fire because the structure was deemed unliveable. 

Tex Reeks

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