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Historical records saved in Moonee Ponds fire

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27 Jun 2016
Swift action by MFB firefighters has saved priceless historical records which were threatening to go up in flames following a fire at the former Moonee Ponds court house this morning.

Swift action by MFB firefighters has saved priceless historical records which were threatening to go up in flames following a fire at the former Moonee Ponds court house this morning.

It took 50 firefighters about 45 minutes to get the fire under control using specialist aerial appliances.

Although the fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, the building structure is believed to be sound.

Firefighters also managed to salvage precious historical records which had been stored inside the building.

Fire Investigators have determined a faulty light transformer in the ceiling sparked the fire.

One lane on Kellaway Avenue will remain closed this afternoon.

 

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