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Crews control house fire in Burwood East despite blistering heat

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04 Jan 2019
MFB firefighters have successfully brought a house fire in Burwood East under control in less than half an hour, despite sweltering 40+ degree conditions across Melbourne and most of the state.

Crews were called to the home on Balmoral Court just before 1:40pm and arrived just five minutes later following a Triple Zero (000) call from the home’s occupant.

Thankfully, the resident has evacuated the home safely, and there are no reports of injury.

The fire which is believed to have started in a ducted heating system had spread through to the vents, quickly making its way under the floor, up the walls, and eventually into the roof space.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus commenced an attack, and managed to bring the fire under control less than 30 minutes after the emergency call was received.

At the peak of the fire there were approximately 24 firefighters on scene and six appliances.

Crews on scene are moving through the roof space and under the floor to monitor, and extinguish any remaining hot spots.

Victoria Police are at the incident, alongside Paramedics from Ambulance Victoria who are monitoring the health of firefighters working in the extreme heat. 

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