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Man suffers burns in early morning shed fire

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13 Jun 2013
A Footscray man is lucky to be alive after an early morning blaze on Clive Street.

The 44-year-old male received burns to his face (possibly airways), upper body, and hands during a shed fire this morning.

Fire crews were called to the incident at 4:42am.

The man was sleeping in a six-by-four metre shed at the rear of the property and awoke to find the shed involved in fire.  He was transported by ambulance to the Alfred Hospital.

Severe damage has been caused to the shed, including several motor bikes contained within.

Minor fire damage has occurred to a car parked adjacent to the shed.

Other occupants of the house were not affected by the fire.

MFB Fire Investigators are currently on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

Three appliances and 12 firefighters attended the fire.

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