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Breaking glass alerts Glenroy residents to fire

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26 Aug 2014
The sound of breaking glass alerted residents of a Glenroy home to a fire overnight.

Fire crews were called to the Langton Street house at 2.11am.

On arrival they found a single storey weatherboard residence totally involved and fire endangering surrounding houses. Residents had been woken by breaking glass and had self-evacuated.

Damage by fire is estimated to be worth over $250,000. There were no injuries.

Breathing apparatus was used and the fire took approximately 30 minutes to bring under control. Asbestos was found to be in the building and decontamination procedures were required for firefighters.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the cause of the fire was sparks or embers from an open fire.

Police and ambulance attended the scene.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 2

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 22

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