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House Fire in Middle Park

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24 Oct 2011
An unattended lit candle, making contact with combustibles, has caused extensive damage to the Page Street home this evening.

Date: October 21, 2011 
Time: 20:46 hours     
Call Number: 8433

Two occupants were at the rear of the house when their working smoke alarm operated.  Opening a door to the front of the house, to investigate, they were confronted with heavy smoke and flames and the spread of fire became rapid.  Both occupants evacuated safely into the back lane.

MFB firefighters were soon on scene and Commander Baker praised the efforts of the firefighters who were able to contain the fire to the front bedroom.  The fire had penetrated the roof space and the home and adjoining property were smoke filled.

The fire took 20 minutes to bring under control.  MFB firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night to continue fire duties and ventilate the premises.

The MFB would like to remind the community:

- THAT ONLY WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES
- NEVER LEAVE LIT CANDLES UNATTENDED
- KEEP CANDLES AWAY FROM CURTAINS, WINDOWS, AND ALL COMBUSTIBLES.
- ONLY PLACE CANDLES ON A SAFE SURFACE WHERE THEY CAN’T BE KNOCKED OVER.

Attending Appliances: 7  

Number of firefighters: 24

Officer in charge: Commander Marcus Baker

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

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