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Man hospitalised after Yarraville bungalow fire

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15 Sep 2015
Firefighters have rescued a man after a series of bungalow fires in Yarraville.

Firefighters were called to the Roberts Street property about 4pm and several calls were received for a fire at the rear of a house.

When crews arrived they found a fire in a bungalow and also in another bungalow on the property.

Firefighters donned breathing apparatus before searching the bungalows and fighting the fire.

The occupant of the second bungalow was missing initially and a short time later was found inside by MFB firefighters, with burns and suffering smoke inhalation.

Firefighters rescued the occupant and he was attended to by Ambulance Victoria.  He has been transported suffering serious burns.

The bungalow was severely damaged by fire and the council building inspector has been requested to attend to evaluate the safety of the structure.

Asbestos was identified on site and crews are undertaking decontamination processes before departing the scene.

The fire was declared Under Control after 40 minutes; the cause is to be investigated by MFB Fire Investigators.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  4
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 26

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