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Suspicious house fire in Thornbury

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16 Mar 2015
MFB crews responded to a reported explosion and house fire which had started in the lounge room of a house in Collins St, Thornbury

MFB received further calls stating that flames were issuing from the rear and roof of the weatherboard home on Saturday 14 March at 11.12pm.

Twenty-two firefighters in eight fire trucks were able to contain the fire to the lounge area, with heat and smoke damage to the remainder of the home. Firefighters declared the fire under control in 25 minutes.

The male occupant of the home sustained upper body burns and was treated by Ambulance Victoria at the scene before being transported to hospital.

Damage is estimated at approximately $100,000.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and Police are investigating.

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