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Firefighters revive pet dog following unit fire in Lower Plenty

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23 Aug 2017
MFB and CFA firefighters have responded to numerous triple-zero calls for flames and black smoke issuing from unit in Lower Plenty.

Firefighers were on scene within minutes and on arrival found a single storey brick unit, one of 14, fully involved in fire.

One of the two male occupants woke the other and they both managed to safely escape however one was assessed by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus searched the property and rescued a pet Shih Tzu dog, reviving it with oxygen therapy.

Unfortunately a second pet is missing.

The fire spread had spread into the roof space of an adjoining unit and firefighters did a great job stopping it from spreading further and minimising the damage.

MFB remained on scene overnight to undertake fire duties.

The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and police will investigate. 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES9 (including CFA)

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERSapprox. 30

 

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