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Man pulled from burning Croydon unit

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21 Aug 2017
MFB firefighters have rescued a 45 year old man from his burning unit in Croydon this afternoon.

Crews were called to the property just before 3:30pm following a call to triple-zero.

Upon arrival crews conducted an internal search of the property and pulled the man out.

The man suffered burns to his back and hands and was also suffering from smoke inhalation.

Fire crews provided him with first aid until the arrival of Ambulance Victoria paramedics who treated him and transported him to hospital.

The fire was contained to one room of the single storey unit however the remainder of the unit was heavily smoke logged.

The fire took just over half an hour to bring under control.

One firefighter sustained a leg injury and was taken to Maroondah Hospital for treatment.

It’s believed the fire was caused by a poorly discarded cigarette.

The repair bill has been estimated at approximately $50,000.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue units: 1
Aerial units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20 

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