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Residents flee house fire in Preston

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15 Jan 2014
Firefighters have battled extreme heat to extinguish a house fire in Preston

Residents evacuated the property before firefighters arrived on scene about 12.15pm.

It took firefighters some 25 minutes to bring the fire under control in the semi-detached houses on McNamara Street.

A total of 20 firefighters and six trucks worked in the extreme heat wearing breathing apparatus to contain the fire. The main damage has been limited to the roof and portion of the buildings.

No injuries have been reported, but firefighters are being monitored by AV who have attended to ensure that fire fighters’ health is maintained in the hot weather.

Fire investigation will be on scene to look for a cause. MFB will be placing a crew at the property for several hours to ensure all hotspots are extinguished.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 4  
RESCUE UNITS: 1  
AERIAL UNITS: 1  
OTHER UNITS: 2  

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 20  

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