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Man treated for smoke inhalation after Heidelburg house fire

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03 Apr 2015
A single storey brick veneer house was severely damaged by fire in Brunei Crescent last night.

MFB crews arrived on scene at the Heidelberg West home just after 7pm to find the building full involved in fire with a risk of spreading to an adjoining premises.
A community warning was issued due the amount of smoke present. 
A 25 year old man was present at the address and was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics for minor smoke inhalation.  He was later transported to hospital for observation. 
The fire was deemed under control in approximately 15 minutes. 
The presence of asbestos was identified and procedures were put in place to protect the firefighters and the general public.  The damage bill is expected to exceed $200,000. 
The cause will be investigated by the MFB Fire Investigation Unit in day light hours.  A watching duty will be in place over night.
ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
26

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