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Fire in Glenroy apartment block under investigation

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11 Aug 2014
A Glenroy apartment complex was evacuated on Saturday after a fire stated in one of the units.

Fire crews were called to the Kennedy Street complex at 5.18pm.

The fire is believed to have started in a front bedroom of a single-storey brick veneer unit measuring 15m x 25m.  The fire was spreading quickly and soon threatened two adjoining units within the six apartment complex.

Firefighters worked quickly to contain the spread of the blaze and after gaining access through the roof, were able to bring the fire under control in 20 minutes.

One person suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics.

Smoke damage to two nearby units has forced their residents to seek alternative accommodation for the night.

The unit has suffered extensive damage with the repair bill estimated at $150,000.  The cause is currently under investigation.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  
PUMPERS: 4
RESCUE UNITS: 1
AERIAL UNITS: 1
OTHER UNITS: 2

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 23

 

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