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Overloaded electrical circuits may have started a fire in Essendon.

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03 Mar 2011
The fire has been contained to the top floor of the premises with two bedrooms and a large section of the roof area heavily involved.

Date: March 3, 2011 
Time: 13:42 hours     
Call Number: 0655

Address: Shaftsbury St, Essendon.

The fire has been contained to the top floor of the premises with two bedrooms and a large section of the roof area heavily involved.


Both rooms including the contents plus the roof area have been severely damaged by fire while the remainder of the premises has been damaged by heat, smoke and extensive water damage.

Fire fighters have covered up a lot of the furniture and other contents to try and minimise the damage.

Possible cause may be an overloading of electrical circuits. MFB Fire Investigation Unit is in attendance to establish a cause.

The fire was under control in 10 minutes.

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Oher units: 1 (Breathing Apparatus support)

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander Mick Swift

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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