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Firefighters attend suspicious Footscray house fire

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11 Dec 2012
A Footscray home has been extensively damaged by fire.

Firefighters attended the Naismith St blaze about 11.15am.
The fire involved an unoccupied, single storey weatherboard house of approximately 18 squares.
The fire originated in the rear section of the premise before spreading up into the roof area.
The rear section of the house has been extensively damaged by fire while the entire roof area has also been severely damaged. The remainder has been severely damaged by heat and smoke.
Extinguishing the roof area of the house was further hampered by the metal roof on the premise. Firefighters brought the fire under control in 40 minutes.
There were four pumpers on scene, a rescue unit and an aerial unit, with about 18 firefighters in total.
MFB Fire Investigation Unit attended the scene, and due to suspicious circumstances Victoria Police are investigating.

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