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Four evacuated in early morning fire in St Kilda.

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12 Apr 2012
Early this morning four people were evacuated from a three storey block of units in Victoria Street, St Kilda following a blaze on the ground floor.

The fire was reported shortly before 2am with panicked residents quickly escaping onto the street in the cold early morning. 

One of those evacuated by fire crews was treated for smoke inhalation by Ambulance paramedics before being taken to the Alfred Hospital.  Firefighters had to break their way into the heavily secured unit before they could begin to put the fire out. 

The entire unit was extensively damaged - the front portion by fire and the rear by heat and smoke.

The repair bill has been estimated at more than $150,000 and the cause is under investigation.  The blaze took firefighters 20 minutes to bring under control and the

MFB will maintain a crew on scene for the remainder of the night to continue to dampen down the many hot spots.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Victoria Street, St Kilda
Date: April 12, 2012 
Time: 01:47 hours     
Call Number: 6680

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 22

Officer in charge: Commander Bard Quinn

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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