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Suspicious blaze in Fawkner causes $70,000 damage

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07 Aug 2012
The blaze in the single-storey brick veneer premises in Baan Close, Fawkner was reported shortly after 3pm with the fire starting in the living room before spreading to the roof and rooms to the rear.

Seven MFB appliances and 22 firefighters from Broadmeadows, Pascoe Vale and Thomastown stations were in attendance and brought the fire under control in 20 minutes.  The front half of the property escaped the flames but was nevertheless damaged by heat and smoke.

Though the house was occupied when the fire started, no persons were injured.  A resident from premises is assisting Police with their enquiries.

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