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Woman and dog rescued from Chadstone unit fire

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18 Oct 2017
MFB crews were called to a unit in Chadstone shortly before 11pm last night after receiving a triple-zero call from the resident for a fire involving the front door of her unit.

The woman was unable to escape the fire. 

Upon arrival, firefighters extricated the woman and her dog via a front bedroom window before aggressively attacking the fire.

Ambulance Victoria assessed the woman on scene and no further treatment was required.

An aerial appliance was used to hold the fire, which was spreading through the roof, in check while crews wearing breathing apparatus conducted an interior attack to bring the fire under control.

Damage was contained to the main bedroom and living area including roof at the front of the unit with damage estimated at $80,000.

The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes. 

Victoria Police assisted the woman with alternate accommodation for the remainder of the night. 

The fire has been deemed suspicious.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 2

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20

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