• Family escapes fire, but home destroyed

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    DESTROYED: All that remains of a Markwood family’s home after it was destroyed by fire this week. PHOTO: Courtesy Border Mail

    A MARKWOOD father was able to save his family from harm after being awoken by a smoke alarm during a fire that “completely destroyed” their home.

    Kevin Spendier was awoken at about 4.30am on Tuesday morning by the sound of the alarm and felt intense radiant heat and could see the fire.

    His wife left through an external bedroom door while he went and woke his teenage children to exit the burning home.

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