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Elwood barbecue fire

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11 Jun 2018
MFB crews were called to Elwood this afternoon after a barbecue gas cylinder ignited.

Firefighters attended the address at Mitford Street just after 1pm following reports of an explosion.

It's believed the barbecue gas cylinder exploded, leaving a middle-aged man with injuries.

Firefighters administered first aid until Ambulance Victoria paramedics arrived to treat the man.

The fire was extinguished in around 15 minutes.


Barbecue safety tips:

- Only use your barbecue outdoors and maintain a distance of one metre from fences, sheds and walls.

- Ensure hose is in good working order, connections are tight and not leaking.

- Check gas bottle test date is current.

- Always supervise children around the barbecue

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