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Unit fire in Cash St, Kingsbury

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10 Apr 2015
Smoke alarm saves couple from fire in their unit

MFB firefighters responded to calls from a family for a fire in the lounge room of their unit at 7.33am today. Responding crews reported heavy smoke in the area and increased the response to the fire. On arrival the crews found the unit well alight and the occupants safely evacuated.
There is extensive damage to the unit with most of the premises affected by fire and smoke.
Firefighters donned breathing apparatus before attacking the fire, and they will need to undergo decontamination as asbestos was found in the building.
The fire was declared under control after 13 minutes.
At this stage the cause is unknown.
Police were called to assist with traffic control in the area and Ambulance Victoria were on scene checking the occupants.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
14

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