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Smoke alarm alerts Mill Park family to house fire

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25 Jun 2015
Working smoke alarms alerted a Mill Park family to a fire in their home overnight.

Firefighters were called to the Manning Clark Road home at 9.20pm with occupants advising that they were evacuating.

MFB and CFA crews were responded and donned BA on arrival. An MFB officer upgraded the call to source extra assistance.

The fire was burning in the front half of the house when crews arrived; they isolated power and gas and entered to attack the fire.

The fire was declared under control after 37 minutes with two crews in Breathing Apparatus attacking the fire internally and two more crews at the rear of the house venting smoke and heat out of the building.

The fire was contained to the front half of the house. Damage is estimated at $100,000.

At this stage the cause is unknown and Fire Investigation staff will be on scene in the morning to determine the cause of the fire.  MFB firefighters remained on scene overnight to ensure the safety of the scene.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  6
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 28

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