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Suspicious shed fire in Lalor

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21 Jan 2019
MFB firefighters have quickly controlled a shed fire which spread to a house in Lalor early this morning.

Crews were called to the single storey brick home on East Court after it caught alight shortly after 4am.

When firefighters arrived to the scene just seven minutes after the initial call to triple zero (000), the flames had engulfed the shed; spreading rapidly to the home and into its roof.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters conducted an internal search of the property fearing that someone may be inside.

Thankfully there was no one inside the home, which appeared to be undergoing renovations.

More than 20 firefighters worked hard to bring the fire under control in just 30 minutes, attacking the blaze from three sides.

Firefighters believe the fire is suspicious, and the scene has been handed over to Victoria Police for investigation.

MFB was also supported at the scene by Ambulance Victoria paramedics. 

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