Police have described the dramatic moment they helped a woman escape a raging fire that destroyed her Camillo home after she became trapped in her backyard.
A police officer on patrol saw flames engulfing the Hemingway Drive home at about 7:30pm and quickly put in a call for assistance. But after receiving information that a resident may still be inside, he and other officers who had arrived on the scene forced entry through the garage into the burning home.
The group bravely searched for the resident inside while other officers tried to gain access to the garden of the home through the neighbouring properties, while thick smoke blanketed the area.
They quickly found a distressed and panicked woman in the back garden of the home.