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Fire rips through caravan and home in Mentone

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23 Mar 2019
Firefighters have managed to stop the spread of a caravan fire which quickly extended to a house and began to threaten a neighbouring property in Mentone.

More than 30 firefighters were deployed to the home on Allandale Road just before 5pm after reports of large smoke plumes.

It took less than five minutes for the first crew to arrive on scene from the time of the first call to Triple Zero (000).

Firefighters have commenced an external attack and have managed to contain the fire.

Five people evacuated the premises and escaped the fire, however a man and a woman have since been transported to hospita in the care of Ambulance Victoria. 

There is a lot of smoke in the area, and the community is advised to ensure the roads remain clear for emergency services.

At the peak of the blaze there were eight MFB appliances on scene, being supported by two CFA crews along with Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

At this stage it is not clear what caused the fire to start, but firefighters will commence investigating once the area is made safe.

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