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MFB attends three suspicious house fires

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10 Apr 2012
The Easter long weekend proved busy for MFB, with a spate of suspicious house fires.

Firefighters attended a house fire in Holberry St, Broadmeadows on Sunday April 8 just after 7:30pm.
The blaze involved a single storey brick and weatherboard house separated into two houses by a concrete party wall.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus conducted an initial search of the premises before extinguishing the well advanced fire.

Several rooms in one of the houses and a section of the roof space has been severely damaged by fire. The premises were unoccupied at the time of the fire.

It took 14 firefighters just four minutes to get the fire under control.
The cause of the fire has been deemed to be of a suspicious nature and Police are investigating

 

On Monday April 9 just after midnight firefighters attended another house fire in Logan Avenue/Rush Court in Altona.

The fire originated in the rear bedroom before spreading up into the roof area of a single storey brick veneer house of approximately 20 squares. The rear room including the contents and most of the roof area has been severely damaged with a partial collapse of a section of the roof.  The remainder of the premises has been damaged by heat and smoke.

Firefighters rescued two small kittens unharmed from the premises.  It took 18 firefighters just under 20 minutes to get the fire under control.  The blaze has been deemed suspicious.

 

Just before 1am, firefighters were again called to a house fire, this time in Harborne St/Clara St, Macleod.
The blaze involved the front section of a single storey weatherboard and fibro house of 13 squares.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus searched the premises as it was unknown if anybody was home at the time of the fire.  After an extensive search, neighbours later indicated that the residents were away for the weekend. 

The front section including the contents and a section of the roof area has been severely damaged by fire.  A portion of the remainder of the premises has been damaged by heat and smoke.  It took 18 firefighters 25 minutes to get the fire under control.  The fire has been deemed suspicious and police are investigating.

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