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Two people rescued from Altona house fire

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18 Aug 2017
MFB firefighters have rescued two people from a house fire at Altona this morning.

A triple-zero call was received from man who was on the roof of the property and unable to find or gain access to his partner who was still inside.

Fire crews were on scene in four minutes and rescued the man off the roof with a ladder.

They immediately entered the house wearing breathing apparatus and found and rescued the missing female who was safe and well.

The house was totally smoke logged and firefighters accessed the premises to locate the source of the fire, a couch.

The fire was quickly brought under control in 15 minutes.

Firefighters have been removing smoke from the house with smoke extraction equipment and are expected to be on scene for a number of hours.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria are also on scene assisting.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue units: 0
Aerial units: 0
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 17

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