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Hot water unit causes Hawthorn house fire

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01 Nov 2013
A heavy plume of smoke alerted neighbours to a fire in a roof of a home in Hawthorn on Friday night.

Crews were called to the Kooyongkoot Road at 8pm.

Due to heavy smoke and flames from the roof additional trucks were responded to the building.

When the fire was extinguished it was discovered that the Hot Water Unit in the roof was the cause.

There were no injuries as the occupiers returned during the firefighting.

No estimate of damage has yet been given and the fire took 20 minutes to be given as under control.

Five appliances and 18 firefighters attended the incident.

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