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Smoke alarm alerts occupants to Broadmeadows house fire

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26 Jun 2017
A working smoke alarm has alerted four occupants to a house fire in Broadmeadows this afternoon.

MFB crews were called to the property on Housden Street just after midday.

On arrival they found smoke coming from a rear bedroom window.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus managed to contain the fire to the bedroom and have been checking to see if it spread into the roof space.

The fire was declared under control after 32 minutes.

All occupants managed to evacuate the house prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Damaged was limited to around 25 per cent of the house, with some smoke damage to the remainder of the property.

The house does contain asbestos and appropriate procedures have been implemented.

Ambulance Victoria was called to the scene to set up a rehab area for firefighters coming out of the blaze. Fire investigators will attend to determine the cause.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20

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