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Working smoke alarms alerts owner, who escapes a house fire in Albanvale.

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30 Jul 2012
The owner of the house has escaped uninjured from the premises after working smoke alarms alerted him of the fire.

The fire was contained to two bedrooms at the front of the premises. Both the bedrooms contents where severely damaged by fire including the roofing in the rooms.

The remainder of the premises has been damaged by heat, smoke and water.

The fire was under control in 10 minutes and breathing apparatus was used in the operation.

The cause was an electrical malfunction.


Details of Fire/Incident
Address: President Rd, Albanvale.
Date: July 29, 2012 
Time: 13:07 hours   
Call Number: 8444

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 3 MFB and 1 CFA
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander  Bill Weir 

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

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