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Kitchen Fire in Keilor

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01 Jul 2010
The owner of a Chinese restaurant received minor burns to his face as he tried to put out an oil fire in his restaurant’s kitchen.

He had earlier left the oil to heat on the stove and became distracted as he chatted with a neighbouring shop owner. Ambulance paramedics treated the man for his burns at the scene and he did not require further treatment in hospital.

MFB crews were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen and a flue located above the stove. The roof and ceiling space were also investigated for possible fire spread.

The fire took 15 minutes to bring under control with some crews remaining for more than an hour to assist with the clean-up.

TIME: 13:58 hours
CALL No.: 0123

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 3
RESCUE UNITS: 1
AERIAL UNITS: 1
No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 16
OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Commander Ken Brown
ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – Trevor Woodward

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

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