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Firefighters battle blaze in Wheelers Hill

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13 Jun 2019
More than 30 firefighters have battled a house fire in Wheelers Hill which saw neighbours evacuate with concerns the blaze would spread to their homes.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire at the Conrad Place property just after 8pm after multiple triple zero (000) calls were made.

When crews arrived on scene less than seven minutes later, the single storey brick veneer house was fully engulfed in fire.

Initial reports suggested the property was unoccupied. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to conduct a search and thankfully confirmed no one was inside.

It was a fierce blaze, and fearing the property may extend to their homes some of the nearby neighbours evacuated as a precaution.

Firefighters commenced an aggressive attack and set up hose lines and ensured the fire did not spread.

Their efforts ensured the fire was declared under control at 8:46pm, just 25 minutes after the first appliance arrived on scene.

Crews are expected to remain on scene for some time to monitor the property and ensure no hot spots reignite.

At the height of the fire there were seven firefighting appliances including an aerial appliance, in addition to three other units.

MFB was supported at the scene by CFA, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

At this stage the exact cause of the fire is unknown, though firefighters believe the blaze may have started under suspicious circumstances. 

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