An 11-year-old boy saves his family and pet rabbit from a Melbourne house fire.

The quick-thinking boy called Triple Zero soon after the blaze broke out in his home on Green Street, Camberwell home, just after 8pm yesterday.

“This 11-year-old boy did a great job, and it’s thanks to his home escape plan during his fire education program at primary school,” the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s Brian Morrison said.

“He did a great job ringing Triple Zero and ultimately saved the family.”

Working smoke alarms have also been credited for saving the family of four.

Firefighters spent about 45 minutes bringing the blaze under control.

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

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  • well done buddy!!


  • It is a good thing they are teaching this at school. I know one child who worked out how to remove an old window screen in an emergency. My niece was taught if you are trapped and have to smash something to get out just do it.
    I have shown her all the exit points at my unit, including the fact that the padlock on the inside of my gate is not locked so she can escape that way if necessary. It is down low enough that she can reach it – but also not high enough that nobody can just put their hand over the top of the gate and let themselves in to break in as some thieves would.


  • Awesome work kid, such a shame for the family to have to go through this


  • thankfully the kid was quick thinking


  • What a brave little boy. Well done!


  • It sounds like everything went right in terms of keeping people safe, at least.


  • what a smart and brave young man – he remained cool and calm in an emergency and achieved what most would say is a desired outcome – my 10 year old daughter would have panicked and freaked out –

    thinking of his family at this time


  • Glad to hear all made it out safely.


  • Very good, such adequate way of handling ! Often in case of danger our instincts tell us to do the right thing, beautiful to see this in such young boy.


  • I love that he also saved the pet rabbit. Often when there’s a fire, it’s all such a rush that pets get left behind, adding to the devastation


  • Luckily everything went fine. Because with a fire, even five minutes can make the difference. Well done. :-)


  • I heard this on the news this morning – what an amazing quick thinker – well done to him!


  • This kid sounds like an absolute champion! He was so calm and did such a great job!


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