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Crews battling blaze on Booran Road in Glenhuntly

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21 Oct 2018
Firefighters are currently battling to control a blaze which broke out a home on Booran Road in Glenhuntly just before 5:40pm.

Following several Triple Zero (000) calls from concerned members of the public, crews arrived to the scene in just 4 minutes after dispatch to find a home fully alight. 

Flames were issuing from the roof and the rear of the property, which was causing a lot of thick smoke in the area.

Crews donned breathing apparatus and attempted to force entry to attack the blaze from the inside of the building.

In a bid to protect the neighbouring properties from the radiant heat, crews are spraying water onto the adjacent houses. There are more than 30 firefighters at the scene working to bring the fire under control.

At this stage it is believed no one was inside of the property and there are no reports of injury.

Booran Road and Rothschild Street are temporarily closed and the community is asked to avoid the area and ensure the roads are clear for emergency services.

It is not yet known what caused the blaze, firefighters will investigate once the scene has been made safe.

MFB is being assisted at the scene by Ambulance Victoria paramedics, Victoria police, and representatives from utility companies.

UPDATE: The hard work of crews has ensured the fire was brought under control at 6:21pm this evening. 

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