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Aerosol cans explode as fire engulfs Mulgrave garage

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08 Aug 2015
A Mulgrave garage, containing more than 200 aerosol cans, has been destroyed by fire overnight.

Firefighters were called to the Southhampton Drive home about 11.30pm last night after several loud explosions were heard.
The single car garage, located between two townhouses, contained more than 200 aerosol paint cans along with a motorcycle and car.  All of the items in the garage were destroyed.
A neighbouring two-storey townhouse suffered heat and smoke damage after windows facing the garage were broken by the intense heat.  
The fire took 40 minutes to bring under control and resulted in a damage bill estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000.  Fortunately, there were no injuries.  
The cause has not yet been determined and specialist fire investigators will be attending in the morning.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1 (BA Support)

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20

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