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03 Oct 2011
A man has died in a Mordialloc house fire

DATE:    October 2, 2011 TIME: 00:45 hours  

ADDRESS:  Gipps Avenue, Mordialloc.

An elderly male was dragged from his blazing unit by neighbours early this morning.   He had already suffered serious burns and was unconscious when neighbours braving thick, acrid smoke and collapsing ceiling plaster managed to reach him.  The crew from a passing Police car stopped when they saw the smoke and also helped to move the man clear.  Despite their heroic efforts to save him, the man could not be revived. 

The fire caused extensive damage to the unit, which is located towards the rear of a cluster of five units.  Firefighters from both the MFB and CFA managed to contain the blaze to the unit of origin and prevented the fire from spreading. 

Specialist fire investigators have been called in to help determine the cause which at this stage remains undetermined.  


ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

  PUMPERS:   6 (including 2 CFA units)
  RESCUE UNITS:   1
  OTHER UNITS:   1 (Breathing apparatus support)

No. of FIREFIGHTERS:    26

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