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Firefighters save neighbouring properties from fire in sweltering conditions

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19 Jan 2018
Approximately 26 MFB firefighters have held back a garage blaze and saved neighbouring properties from substantial damage this afternoon, while temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius.

Multiple calls were made to Triple Zero (000) with reports of a shed on fire at the rear of a home in Stanley Street, Brunswick just before 2pm.

Crews arrived on scene within three minutes to find that due to the intensity of the fire adjacent residences were under threat due to radiant heat and threat of spreading embers.  

Response was swiftly escalated and a total of 10 appliances were on scene to stop the spread of the blaze.

Quick response and action by firefighters ensured that the fire was contained to the shed, with minimal damage to two neighbouring properties. The fire was deemed under control in just 35 minutes.

The originating shed was unfortunately destroyed in the blaze and due to spotting, another property sustained damage to a skylight and the roof structure.

MFB specialist Fire Investigation teams will remain on scene to determine the cause of the fire. 

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