Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

FATHER RUNS INTO FIRE Young Family Escapes Fire

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

FATHER RUNS INTO FIRE Young Family Escapes Fire

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Byline: Matt Deans

GUTTED: The male occupant of this Park Beach home could only look on as flames took hold of the family home on Saturday morning. LEE TYLER

A COFFS Harbour man whose family narrowly escaped a house fire at the weekend ran back into the burning home fearing a toddler was trapped inside.

The young father mounted his frantic search on Saturday morning as flames engulfed the Burke St house.

As he ran between the smoke-filled rooms, witnesses say windows shattered under the intense heat.

Fortunately, the missing child was found hiding under the house.

He escaped the blaze safe and well, along with four other children and the young couple, who sadly lost everything in the fire.

Friend of the family, Lee Tyler, was on her way to pick her teenage son up from the address at the time.

She turned into Burke St and found the female occupant of the home in a state of panic running down the road.

aShe yelled out a[approximately]the house is on fire' call 000,a Ms Tyler said. …

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