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House fire in Macleod

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27 Dec 2010
A young family had a lucky escape when their house was damaged by fire.

TIME: 00:49 hours       
CALL No.: 9737

Harborne Street, Macleod.

The mother was getting up to feed her baby when she could smell smoke.  She woke her husband and after searching through their weatherboard house, he went outside to look underneath.  He saw some flames and quickly got everyone safely outside just as the fire burnt through the floor and rapidly filled the house with thick, acrid smoke. 

The rear of the dwelling was nearly destroyed and the remainder of the house was affected by heat, smoke and water.  The fire took a little over half an hour to bring under control and no injuries were reported.  Firefighters took additional precautions including the wearing of breathing apparatus as the roofing material contained asbestos.

The cause is under investigation.


ATTENDING  APPLIANCES: 
PUMPERS:   4
RESCUE UNITS:   1
AERIAL UNITS:   1

No. of FIREFIGHTERS:  19


OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Commander Mark O’Connor

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