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Kitchen fire in Burwood East under control quickly

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07 Jun 2019
MFB firefighters have quickly stopped the spread of a kitchen fire which took hold of a home on Mudgee Street in Burwood East just after 2pm.

Approximately 30 firefighters from Burwood, Vermont South, Glen Waverley, Box Hill and Nunawading stations were responded, with the first crew arriving on scene in just seven minutes.

Wearing breathing apparatus for protection against the smoke, firefighters entered the home and quickly commenced an attack on the fire which was threatening to engulf the single storey home.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in just half an hour.

Crews are expected to remain on scene for some time to ensure the fire is completely extinguished and that there has been no extension to the roof.

The home’s two occupants managed to evacuate, however one elderly man was assessed at scene and was later taken to hospital in the care of Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

At this stage it’s not known what caused the fire to begin but an investigation will take place when the scene has been made safe.  

At the height of the fire there were a total of 10 appliances at the scene including pumpers, a rescue, an aerial unit and three command units.

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