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Firefighters rescue two from suspicious fire in Glenroy

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15 May 2019
Firefighters have rescued a person from a burning property in Glenroy and have administered first aid to a second patient found outside the premises this evening.

MFB crews were called to the Whitford Street address after 9:30pm and were confronted with a fire ablaze in a house at the rear of a shop.

Initial crews found a patient found outside the property and administered oxygen and first aid until paramedics arrived.    

Firefighters then began conducting an internal search and quickly rescued another patient from inside the burning building.

Almost 30 firefighters at the scene worked to bring the fire under control and stop it spreading to the remainder of the premises.    

Swift work from crews ensured the fire was under control by 10pm, less than half an hour after the initial call from Triple Zero.   

Firefighters believe the fire began under suspicious circumstances, and Victoria Police are investigating.

At the height of the incident there were seven fire fighting appliances on scene and three Command units along with paramedics and police.

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