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Father and son save dog in Mill Park house fire

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01 Aug 2017
A father and son have saved their pet dog from a house fire in Mill Park.

Crews were called to the Clayton court home at 4.35pm.

A 60 year old male arrived at the house to find it well alight.  He entered the property waking his 35 year old son and assisted him and a pet dog to safety.

Soon after, firefighters arrived on scene attacking the fire internally and protecting nearby exposures.

The three occupants suffered smoke inhalation and were given oxygen therapy by firefighters until the arrival of the ambulance.

The 60 year old male was transported to hospital. The son and dog were treated on scene and did not require further medical aid.  There are concerns for a second pet dog.

The fire in the single storey brick house took 40 minutes to bring under control. The front of the house has substantial damage and alternative accommodation will be required for family members.

Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night to continue fire duties.

MFB Specialist Fire Investigators will be attending in the morning to determine the cause of the fire.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 7 including CFA

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS:  approx. 26

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