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Residents of two-storey Bundoora house wake to fire in the roof

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01 Mar 2017
MFB was called to a house fire in Pinjara Lane, Bundoora just after 5:30am this morning.

The initial call to Triple Zero (000) indicated the fire was in the roof of the property and was spreading, and concerns were raised of an elderly occupant still inside.

 

On arrival crews found the second floor of a two-storey house 30 x 40 metres totally involved in fire and the roof area had also collapsed.

 

Fire crews using an aerial appliance and hand lines and firefighters in breathing apparatus worked to extinguish the blaze and protect surrounding properties.

 

Thankfully the two elderly occupants had self-evacuated prior to the brigade’s attendance and are safe and uninjured.

 

The fire was deemed  under control at 6:22am.

 

A community warning was issued for smoke in the area. MFB's specialist fire invesitgators determined the cause of the fire to be a fault in the light dimmer located in the first floor lounge area.

 

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were also on scene.

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 4

Rescue Units: 1

Aerial units: 1

Other units: 1

 

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS

23

 

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