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Vermont family home destroyed by fire

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18 Jul 2015
A family home, built in 1874, and it contents were extensively damaged by fire on Saturday.

Crews were called to the Hayward Court home in Vermont at 3.42pm on Saturday 18 July.

On arrival MFB firefighters found the home totally involved in fire.

The occupant had been drying out timber on the verandah using a gas fired blow heater. The verandah caught fire and took little time to engulf the single storey, timber constructed home.

The occupant was alerted to the fire when exiting the shower and attempted to extinguish the fire.

The man in his thirties sustained minor burns and was transported to hospital. Two other family members were not home at the time of the fire. The family has had to seek alternative accommodation.

It took 50 minutes to bring under control.

The roof has partially collapsed and the integrity of building is to be evaluated by the local council Building Surveyor.

MFB Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to continue to extinguish and maintain fire duties.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 8

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: approx 30

 

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