Police rescue sleeping woman from burning car

POLICE have dragged a woman from a burning car in a dramatic rescue in Melbourne’s north.

It’s understood the 19-year-old woman had fallen asleep in her car which was parked on Sydney Road in Brunswick when it caught fire around 2am.

A member of the public raised the alarm after noticing the young woman was trapped inside the burning vehicle.


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Police officers used batons to smash the car’s windows and pull the woman to safety.

She was later taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. A police officer was also taken to hospital for treatment to cuts on hands sustained during the rescue.

Investigators say the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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