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Unattended barbecue causes Mordialloc house fire

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17 Oct 2017
MFB and CFA crews spent the afternoon battling a house fire at a double storey home in Mordialloc.

Crews were first called to the property on Manning Close at 3:17pm. 

Upon arrival firefighters found the rear and roof of the property fully involved in fire. 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus conducted a search of the property to ensure no one was inside.

Neighbouring homes were evacuated due to the threat from fire and smoke and crews worked hard to protect the neighbouring property from damage.

A Community Advice was issued for heavy smoke in the area which remained in place for 2 hours.

It took crews one hour to bring the fire under control however despite their best efforts the home suffered significant fire damage throughout,  with structural damage to the rear of the property and roof space. 

The cause of the fire was an unattended barbecue left on, and located on the decking at the rear of the property.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 10

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTRES: 35

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