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High fuel loads at house fire in Richmond

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25 Mar 2015
A house fire in Richmond this morning produced a large plume of smoke that could be seen for many kilometres

On arrival to the house in Blazey St, Richmond MFB crews found the single storey premise (measuring 5 m x 15m) well alight.  The occupants were accounted for and firefighters were concerned about the fire spreading to an adjoining property.

MFB firefighters wearing breathing apparatus attacked the fire internally and worked to protect the adjoining property.

The 23 firefighters brought the fire under control in 32 minutes.

There has been some asbestos identified on scene and firefighters will be decontaminated after firefighting operations are complete. At this stage the cause of the fire is not known and will be investigated.

Police are on scene and Ambulance Victoria are also standing by if required.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  4
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  1
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
23

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