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Unit fire in St Albans deemed suspicious.

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20 Feb 2012
The fire caused more than $60,000 damage to the single-storey unit in St Albans.

Date: February 18, 2012 
Time: 23:10 hours     
Call Number: 6408

Address: Fox Street, St Albans


The first of several fire trucks took less than 4 minutes to arrive at the scene with firefighters working quickly to try to stop the blaze from spreading.  Concerns were raised when the occupant could not be found and a search was undertaken at the earliest opportunity.  Police later confirmed they had located the resident, a woman in her mid 20’s, and that she was unharmed.

The fire took 25 minutes to contain and just over an hour to fully extinguish.  The bedroom at the front was burnt out and the remainder of the unit damaged by heat, smoke and water.  The cause has been deemed suspicious.

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 20

Officer in charge: Commander Phil Taylor

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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