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Preston house fire deemed suspicious

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17 Dec 2012
MFB Firefighters attended a suspicious house fire in Preston last night.

A total of 26 firefighters attended the blaze, after receiving the initial call about 9:20pm on Sunday December 16.  When they arrived the Mihil Street house was totally involved in fire.

The prefab concrete house was severely damaged with the loss estimated to be approximately $400,000. 
The fire was contained to the property and brought under control in 33 minutes.

There have been no reports of injuries.  Breathing apparatus was worn and extra precautions were taken due to the presence of asbestos.

The fire has been deemed to be suspicious and police are investigating.

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