93.9 BayFM Geelong
The 82-year-old is lucky to have survived yesterday's blaze, which is believed to have been caused by a faulty electric blanket.
The fire authority says the man was already out of bed, but there was no smoke alarm fitted in the house.
Sign up now to get free local news delivered to your inbox every weekday! Click this link to register. BayFM - first with local news for Geelong, Werribee and the Surf Coast!