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Family escapes before gas explosion in Sunshine home

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08 May 2015
A mother and her two children safely evacuated their home when they heard a large bang and smelled smoke.

Soon after, the house was fully involved in fire and threatening the neighbouring house.

Crews were called to their Cameron Street home in Sunshine at 4.45pm on Friday 8 May.

MFB Firefighters responding to the fire further raised the alarm and number of firefighting appliances due to the smoke showing.  A community warning was issued due to the amount of smoke in the area.

The fire took 30 minutes to bring under control; however firefighters will be on scene into the evening to continue to extinguish and conduct fire duties.

The weatherboard home and contents have been severely damaged by fire. The family will be seeking alternative accommodation.

Commander David Woods praised the efforts of MFB firefighters in protecting the threatened neighbouring house, which sustained minor heat damage.

The cause been deemed not suspicious.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 11

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: Approx. 28

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