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Electrical fault to blame for Port Melbourne chiropractor centre fire

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24 Nov 2014
The fire involved a single-storey solid brick house that had been renovated for use as a chiropractic massage business.

Crews were called to the centre in Bridge Street Port Melbourne on Monday 24 November.

The fire started in the roof and has completely destroyed the roofing structure.

The remainder of the premises suffered heat and water damage but due to its brick construction, including the internal walls, the damage bill was kept relatively low to an estimated $100,000.

The fire took 45 minutes to bring under control and no asbestos was found despite the age of the property being around 80 to 90 years.

No persons were home and no injuries were reported. The cause was deemed to be due to an electrical fault.

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

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 24

 

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