House destroyed, woman injured in McLaren Flat fire

A woman sustained serious burns and lost her home in a McLaren Flat fire on October 29. Photo: File.
A woman sustained serious burns and lost her home in a McLaren Flat fire on October 29. Photo: File.

A woman sustained serious burns as a fire destroyed her McLaren Flat house early on Monday morning, October 29.

According to CFS Media spokesperson Brett Williamson, a smoke alarm woke residents of the Rose Crescent house at 1.43am.

They discovered a fire burning in the loungeroom of their home, and emergency services were called to the scene.

“Four CFS firetrucks and a bulk water carrier arrived at the scene to find the fire had quickly spread through the property, and approximately 40 firefighters attempted to contain the fire and protect two adjoining neighbouring properties,” Mr Williamson said.

He said the house was completely destroyed, and the damage bill was estimated to be between $350,000 and $400,000.

A female resident was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with severe burns and smoke inhalation, but is currently in a stable condition.

A firefighter was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.

Fire Cause Investigators attended the scene to determine what started the blaze.

Three cats which were inside the house at the time of the fire are still trying to be located.