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Brunswick house fire sparked by heater

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06 Aug 2016
A heater sparked a house fire in Brunswick at 3.30pm today.

Firefighers were called to the Davies Street home after neighbours rang Triple Zero reporting an elderly resident was refusing to leave the premises and smoke was billowing out of the roof area of the house.
On arrival crews found that the fire had spread into the roof area of the house and all occupants were out and were accounted for. Due to the extent of the fire, extra appliances were dispatched.
Firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the premises to conduct an internal attack containing the fire to the rear of the house.
Ambulance are on scene and are treating the female occupant
Early reports are the fire started in an external heating unit and spread into
the roof space of the house.
Firefighters found asbestos in the structure and implemented procedures to deal with the hazard.
The general public were advised to avoid the area.
The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes.
MFB will be on scene for the next few hours.
Pumpers: 4 
Rescue Units: 1 
Aerial units: 1 
Other units: 1

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