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Blaze in Mulgrave under control

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08 Jul 2019
Firefighters have controlled a fire which took hold of a house in Mulgrave this morning and stopped it spreading to the neighbouring home.

More than 30 firefighters were responded to Albany Avenue just after 7:30am, following several calls to Triple Zero (000) from concerned passers-by.

When initial crews arrived on scene the house was fully involved and issuing thick black smoke.

Crews quickly donned breathing apparatus for protection against the smoke and entered the burning property to search for occupants.

Thankfully, no one was found inside the home.

Additional crews set up hose lines and worked to protect the property at the rear of the home and stop the fire from spreading.

Crews managed to get the fire under control by 8:11am, despite the premises having a high fuel load.

This is likely to be a protracted incident and firefighters will remain on scene until they can be sure the fire is completely extinguished.

At this early stage it is not clear what caused the blaze to start but firefighters will analyse the scene once the area has been made safe.

At the height of the incident there were seven MFB firefighting appliances on scene including a Rescue and an aerial unit, in addition to three other units.  

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