DIY firefighting doesn't pay: Australian couple's house burns
Noticed small fire in ceiling previous night, thought they had extinguished it
By Ashleigh Perriot
CANBERRA, Australia — Home owners have been warned against do-it-yourself firefighting after two "extremely lucky" Pearce residents escaped a house fire early yesterday.
Neighbours called 000 just after 7am after a passerby noticed the Charlton Street residence's chimney was alight. Fire crews responded quickly, extinguishing the chimney and parts of the roof that had caught fire.