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Cranbourne house fire: Man in hospital with life-threatening injuries

Cranbourne house fire: Man in hospital with life-threatening injuries

A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after firefighters saved him from a burning home in Melbourne’s southeast.

The alarm was raised when one of the home’s six occupants woke to find the Cranbourne property alight about 1.30am on Tuesday.

He called emergency services before attempting to alert the other five residents of the home.

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman said five men managed to escape without injures but a sixth man, aged in his 60s, was saved from the burning Trafalgar Way home by firefighters.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the Cranbourne man was taken to The Alfred hospital in a serious but stable condition while another man was taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition for observation.

A Fire Rescue Victoria spokeswoman said the blaze was declared under control just after 2am.

Sgt Newman said at this stage the cause of the fire was unknown, but it was not being treated as suspicious.

Detectives and an arson chemist are expected to revisit the property on Tuesday.

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