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Man hospitalised after Ashburton house fire

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01 Nov 2016
A man has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Ashburton early this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Burbank Street home at 5.06am after a number of Triple Zero calls were received reporting a house on fire.

Appliances proceeding saw smoke rising and requested additional fire trucks to attend.

They arrived to find the single storey brick house fully involved with the fire threatening neighbouring properties.  

MFB firefighters donned breathing apparatus to attack the fire. The house was evacuated by the time firefighters arrived.

Firefighters attacked the fire from three sides of the 10 by 15 metre dwelling, which is one of two houses on the property. Damage is estimated to be around $300,000.

A 47 year old male has been treated by Ambulance Victoria for lacerations to his leg and a possible broken arm. He was transported to hospital by Ambulance.

The fire was brought under control in 46 minutes and contained to the building of origin.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and will be investigated by Victoria Police


 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 4

Rescue Units: 1

Aerial units: 1

Other units: 2

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 24

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