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Fire at Vietnamese Restaurant

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17 Jun 2011
A fire at the Little Saigon Pho Restaurant took some thirty minutes to bring under control earlier this morning.

Date: June 17, 2011 
Time: 00:03 hours     
Call Number: 5279

Address: Victoria Street, Richmond

Two people were safely evacuated from the second storey residential area and no injuries were recorded.

MFB firefighters donned breathing apparatus to fight the fire as the building was heavily smoke logged.

The cause of the fire will be investigated in the morning but is believed to be of an electrical nature and not suspicious. The damage bill is expected to exceed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.     


Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 20

Officer in charge: Commander Peter Egan

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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