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BBQ goes up in flames. A timely warning.

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19 Dec 2011
A male has received serious burns and was taken to hospital after a barbeque incident on Friday evening.

Date: December 16, 2011 
Time: 17:19 hours     
Call Number: 7471

Address: Pivot Place, Mill Park

The man was attempting to start a barbecue using a flammable liquid. The fire then spread to the attached garage of the single storey brick veneer home and then in to the roof area of the house. The damage bill is expected to top seventy thousand dollars.

Operations Commander Michael Swift of the MFB says this is a timely warning not to use any flammable liquids to start barbecues as the consequences can be severe.

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 5 (MFB and CFA)
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 20

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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