Tradie rescues elderly woman from raging Mandurah house fire

A Mandurah tradie has been hailed a hero after he saved an elderly woman from a raging house fire on Tuesday night.

Darren Kyle Hunter smashed a glass door and rushed inside the home, risking his own life, to drag the unconscious 60-year-old resident outside of the inferno.

“I could hear something or someone inside which made me go to the back door and when we got to the back door we found a lady curled up in her lounge room,” he told Nine News Perth.

“I see it as something that a normal person should do”.

Emergency crews were called to the Mandurah Terrace unit just after 7pm following reports of smoke and flames.

Nearby neighbour Shannon Chirgwin said the house was “roaring red” as flames and smoke came out of the roof.

It’s believed the fire started on the stove before consuming the entire Homes West unit, leaving a damage bill of $250,000.

The 60-year-old woman, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Peel Health Campus for treatment.

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