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Reservoir shed fire threatens neighbouring properties

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03 Apr 2015
Firefighters battled a fire in a large shed at the rear of a residential property in Reservoir overnight.

Firefighters arrived at the Summerhill Road property just after 9pm on Thursday 2 April.
Due to the intensity of the fire it was threatening to spread to adjoining houses.  Initial efforts were devoted to containing the fire and protecting the adjoining properties. 
There was no-one home at the time and the fire was reported by neighbours. There were no reports of any injuries. 
A community warning was issued due to the volume of smoke.  The fire was deemed under control in approximately 30 minutes. 
The damage is estimated to be up to $50,000.  
The cause of the fire will be investigated by the MFB Fire Investigation Unit in daylight hours.
ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 2
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 24

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