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Vacant house destroyed in early morning fire

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26 Oct 2014
A property in Vermont has been destroyed in a suspicious fire.

Firefighters were called to the Boronia Road property at 3.23am on Sunday 26 October.

The fire involved a large single-storey weatherboard dwelling, which was well alight upon arrival.

Fortunately, the house was located on a large parcel of land with no other nearby homes.   The premises had not been in use for some time with all windows boarded-up and both power and gas disconnected.  The damage was quite extensive with the fire extending all the way down to the floor bearers; very little of the house still remains.

Firefighters took special precautions due to the presence of asbestos.  The blaze took 50 minutes to bring under control and the cause was deemed to be suspicious.

The damage bill was placed at $200,000.

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

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 22

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