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Fireys save Box Hill South townhouse

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17 Jan 2017
MFB firefighters have made quick work of a fire which broke out in a Box Hill townhouse this afternoon.

It’s believed the blaze began on the back deck of the Douglas Avenue home about 1.15pm and quickly spread to the house via the windows.

Luckily, no one was inside at the time.

A concerned neighbour called Triple Zero (000), alerting MFB to the incident.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus arrived and mounted a swift and aggressive attack on the fire.

The fire was under control within 25 minutes.

Crews remain on scene to check the building for any hotspots.

At this stage, the cause of the blaze remains unknown and MFB’s Fire Investigators will attend the scene to investigate.

MFB Eastern District Commander Robert Lanigan praised the efforts of firefighters who quickly stopped the fire from spreading to other rooms.

“It was a fantastic save by the crews,” Commander Lanigan said.

“It could very easily have spread to the rest of the house and caused significant damage.”

Commander Lanigan also applauded the actions of the female neighbour who door knocked nearby residents to alert them to the incident.

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