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Sleeping man escapes Bentleigh house fire

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27 Dec 2012
A sleeping man was lucky to escape after his Bentleigh East house caught fire.

Fire crews were called to the Daphne Street blaze on December 27 at 2:44pm.
The fire involved a single storey weatherboard house of 16 squares.  It originated in the rear of the house before spreading throughout the house causing a partial roof collapse in the rear area.

The occupant of the home who was asleep at the time was woken by a person shouting out and has escaped the burning building uninjured.  The house, including the contents and a large section of the roof area, was severely damaged by fire.
Two Toyota vehicles in close proximity to the fire were also severely damaged and an adjoining house suffered slight fire damage due to the efforts of firefighting crews.

The blaze was deemed under control in 10 minutes. Breathing apparatus in operation.  MFB Fire Investigation Unit will attend to establish a cause for the fire.

Approximate damage: $150,000.

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