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Fireys battle Hawthorn apartment blaze

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19 Jul 2016
A frantic call to Triple Zero (000) alerted firefighters to a blaze which broke out at a Hawthorn apartment in the early hours of this morning.

A frantic call to Triple Zero (000) alerted firefighters to a blaze which broke out at a Hawthorn apartment in the early hours of this morning.
A neighbour reported flames leaping from one of the top storey apartments.
Arriving on scene, MFB crews safely evacuated five occupants from adjoining apartments.
A search of the fiery apartment revealed that no one was inside.
Firefighters used an aerial appliance to combat the fire from above, then donned breathing apparatus to attack the fire from inside.
It took 26 firefighters just under an hour to get the blaze under control.
The cause of the fire will be investigated.

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