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Police help woman and dog escape Gagebrook fire

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A simple Police patrol has ended with a fire rescue in Gagebrook.

Bridgewater Police were driving by a home on Tottenham Road at around 10.20pm on Monday night, finding the front bedroom alight.

Officers jumped into action, waking a resident and helping her from the house.

The woman and her dogs escaped the blaze, police then helping a neighbour use a garden hose to suppress the dire until Tasmania Fire Service arrived.

Smoke damage to the house and water damage to the front bedroom is expected to cost around $40,000.

The address had working smoke alarms fitted at the time.

Investigations into the cause of the blaze continue throughout today.

Meantime a Colebrook woman may never know why her home and car burned to the ground early yesterday.

The 1900's double storey home and a Citreon vehicle parked next to it were completely destroyed.

TFS investigators believe clothes which were drying near a woodheater could be a factor.

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