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Firefighters battling Echuca house fire

By Ivy Jensen

FIREFIGHTERS are battling an intense house blaze in Echuca.

A woman, believed to be in her 80s, was seen screaming outside her home on the corner of River and Tyler streets while flames and smoke billowed from the house.

The elderly woman, who was home alone, is being treated by paramedics.

Echuca CFA was called to the fire just before 9pm, with several members still battling the blaze.

The cause of the fire and where it started are unknown.