Couple escape after being woken by their working smoke alarms
At 4.55 this morning a couple escaped a house fire after being woken by their working smoke alarms and hearing loud popping noises.
On investigation they found smoke coming from the garage underneath the house.
Tasmania Fire Service personnel from Glenorchy and Hobart Fire Stations worked for approximately 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze which was burning from the garage and destroyed a vehicle.
The fire will be investigated later this morning to determine a cause and estimate the damage to the property.
Station Officer Michael Goldsmith said, “Tasmania Fire Service would like to remind the community of the importance a working smoke alarm and evacuation plan has on increasing their chances of survival in the event of a fire in their home.