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German Shepherd saved from Footscray shop fire

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10 Sep 2018
MFB Firefighters have saved a pet German Shepherd from a shop which caught alight on Barkly Street in Footscray at around 7:15pm this evening.

Following several calls to Triple Zero citing lots of smoke and flames, additional firefighting appliances were responded to the scene. 

Initial crews arrived on scene in just 6 minutes and were confronted with a 10m x 20m nursery that was well alight. 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus made access to the property to search for occupants, they located a pet German Shepard and evacuated it to safety.
Thankfully the dog did not appear to be suffering any injuries. 
More than 20 firefighters attacked the blaze and managed to bring it under control in less than half an hour. At the height of the fire there were 7 fire appliances working to douse the flames. 
Victoria Police were on scene and assisted with traffic management. 
At this stage the cause of the fire has not been determined. MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation Unit will attend to determine a cause.

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