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Vic woman in critical condition after fire

AAP logoAAP 9/08/2016 By Helen Velissaris

Firefighters had to smash through a laundry door as a deadlocked front door hampered the rescue of a woman trapped in her burning coastal Victorian home.

The 30-year-old woman is in a critical condition after firefighters fought a path to her master bedroom as fire and smoke spread through her Rosebud West home at 6am on Wednesday.

District 8 Operations Officer Sean Kerr said the woman was found unconscious with the house filling with smoke.

"Firefighters found the woman unconscious in the bedroom and had to carry her outside through part of the home that was on fire," Mr Kerr said.

"It's a reminder to always leave a key in your deadlocked door and keep walkways clear, just in case an emergency situation like this happens."

Low visibility from the smoke and household items covering the walkways restricted firefighters in their rescue.

Paramedics revived the woman after she went into cardiac arrest.

Burns to her airways that could possibly swell and restrict breathing forced paramedics to airlift her to Alfred Hospital.

It took 13 firefighters an hour to get the fire under control.

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