Charlestown House Destroyed After Accidental Fire
Residents escaped death
A Charlestown house has been destroyed by fire after a man fell asleep while cooking.
Emergency service crews were called to Wakal Street just before 1 am on Tuesday morning.
More than 20 firefighters worked for almost an hour extinguishing flames saving three nearby homes from destruction.
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The man inside the home suffered burns to his arm and smoke inhalation and was transported to hospital in a stable condition.
A second man also suffered burns and required medical assistance at the scene.
Charlestown fire crews are reminding locals that calling Triple Zero can be the difference between life and death.
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