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Crews battle house fire in Albert Park

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29 Oct 2019
Approximately 30 firefighters were called to a house fire in Albert Park this afternoon just after 2pm.

Crews were called to the Montague Street address after a Triple Zero (000) call from a person reporting smoke at the rear of a home.

It took just seven minutes for initial crews arrive to the scene. On arrival they saw the top floor of the property was well alight and immediately requested additional support.

Firefighters commenced an aggressive attack on the fire, and were able to contain it to a bedroom.

The fire was declared under control in just 35 minutes.

At this stage it’s not clear what caused the fire to start, however this will be investigated once the fire has been completely extinguished.

At the peak of the incident there were seven appliances on scene including a rescue and an aerial appliance, in addition to three other support units.

Firefighters are being supported at the scene by Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police.

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