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Kitchen fire damages home in Moonee Ponds

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29 Jul 2017
Firefighters have prevented a fire that started in a Moonee Ponds kitchen from spreading to neighbouring homes.

Crews were called to the Athol Street house at 2pm after several calls to Triple Zero reporting the blaze. Firefighters were on scene in under four minutes. 
On arrival crews found a single storey weather board house almost totally involved in fire, which was threatening adjacent properties on the western side of it's boundary.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire with hoses, protecting the property next door from the radiant heat. They also entered the property wearing Breathing Apparatus to conduct a search to ensure that no one was trapped inside the structure; all occupants have been accounted for.
There are no reports of any injuries at this stage of the incident.
The fire was deemed under control in 15 minutes, the damage seems to be confined to the rear (kitchen area) and roof space of the house involved.
No cause has been determined at this early stage, however the MFB will be on scene for a number of hours.
Police and Ambulance are on scene assisting the MFB.
ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 28

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