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Fireys save neighbours homes after Bundoora blaze

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01 Jun 2017
Firefighters have saved two homes after a Bundoora house fire this evening.

Crews were called to the Cheadle Crescent home just after 8pm after a call from the occupant to Triple Zero stating that oil had caught alight in the garage.

When additional callers stated that the garage was well alight, collapsing and threatening the property next door, an additional truck was despatched.

The first Officer on scene immediately upgraded the call again to get some more trucks and firefighters as the house was now totally alight and neighbouring properties were being threatened due to the close proximity of the houses to each other. This close proximity also made access difficult.

All occupants are accounted for and have evacuated safely.

A Teleboom (truck with an extendable ladder and capability of spraying water from above the house) is being utilised to attack the fire from above, while firefighters in breathing apparatus are doing an aggressive attack on the fire with hose lines, while trying to protect the neighbouring properties.

Both the neighbouring properties were saved due to the efficient work of firefighters; however they did sustained some water damage.

Fences were cut to allow access to the rear of the property.  The fire was so intense that the two storey section at the rear has collapsed into the bottom storey.

The fire took 1 hour and 12 minutes to bring under control.

Crews will remain on scene throughout the night to completely extinguish the fire and our Fire Investigation team will attend in the morning to determine the cause.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 24

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