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Smoke alarms alert family to house fire in Black Rock.

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06 Feb 2012
An early morning fire destroyed the upper floor of a two storey house in Black Rock.

Date: February 5, 2012 
Time: 05:48 hours     
Call Number: 1340

Address: Bayview Crescent, Black Rock.

Smoke alarms operated alerting the family of four to the fire and allowing them to safely evacuate the house.

The fire was so intense; part of the top floor has collapsed into the ground floor.

The fire took 40 minutes to bring under control and the damage has been estimated at more than $150,000. 

The cause is being investigated.   


Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander Colin Harris

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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