WA fire: Man saves two dogs from raging house fire in Winthrop

Caleb Runciman
The Nightly
1 Min Read
Despite flames overcoming the Perth home, the man went back inside, emerging soon after clutching a canine in each arm.

A man has saved two dogs from a raging fire that destroyed a home in Western Australia on Tuesday night.

Firefighters arrived at the house in Holland Close in Winthrop about 5.30pm to find it completely engulfed in flames.

The fire started in the garage of the property before it quickly spread.

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Firefighters managed to put out the blaze by 9pm, but the home was badly damaged.

Vision obtained by 7NEWS shows a man baring the intense flames to save two small dogs who ran back inside the burning property.

It is reported a mother and son who reside at the home escaped without injury.

A house fire in Winthrop tonight.
A house fire in Winthrop tonight. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian
A house fire on Holland Close in Winthrop
A house fire on Holland Close in Winthrop Credit: 7NEWS/Supplied

Friends of the family told 7NEWS that the mother who lived at the home was run over by a car four months ago and that she had returned home from a doctor’s appointment hours before the blaze.

Social media users reported seeing embers flying through the suburb as emergency services quickly filled the street.

DFES fire investigator Stuart Parks said firefighters did a “fantastic job” to save neighbouring properties considering the ferocity of the fire.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said it is unknown how the blaze started.

Fire investigation officers attended the scene on Wednesday alongside family members.


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