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Firefighters called after windy weather dislodges roofing in Brunswick

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29 Jul 2017
Firefighters were called to assist after roofing was dislodged from a Brunswick West home in this afternoon's wild weather.

Around 5.30pm, MFB received a number of Triple Zero calls for a roof that had become dislodged due to the extreme weather event. 

On arrival crews found 12 five metre lengths of roofing iron, which had been lifted and was flapping in the wind, also some of the flashing had become dislodged.

Specialist High Angle Rescue Crews and a ladder platform were dispatched to make the scene safe. 

Attendance of a council building surveyor was requested to assess building damage. 

MFB has received more than 180 calls for assistance since 11:00am this morning. 

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES 

Pumpers: 2

Rescue Units: 1

Aerial units: 1

Other units: 2 

 

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 14 


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