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Firefighters save valuable antiques in Toorak house fire

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14 Jul 2014
Valuable antiques were rescued in a Toorak house blaze this afternoon.

A nearby tradie called 000 and fire crews arrived at the fire in St Catherine's Lane, Toorak, just before 3pm.

On arrival they found a well established fire in a two story heritage listed house, which proved difficult to bring under control.

The fire had spread from the lower levels of the house into the roof space and was threatening the upper levels of the house.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked extremely hard to confine the damage to the lower level.

Crews also worked quickly to salvage valuable items from smoke and water damage.

It took about an hour for firefighters to deem the fire under control.

Damage is estimated to be between $200,000 and $300,000.

Fire investigators are on site. It is not yet known what sparked the blaze.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 5
RESCUE UNITS: 1  
OTHER UNITS: 2  

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 25 

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