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Brunswick man rescued by Firefighters from smoke filled unit

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23 Sep 2010
Crews from Brunswick & Carlton responded to the report of a fire in a two story unit this evening.

On arrival it was discovered that the resident was not outside and the firefighters from Brunswick forced entry and rescued a male occupant from the heavily smoke logged unit. His suffered slight injuries which were smoke inhalation and minor burns to a hand, he was later transported to hospital by Ambulance.

The fire was located in the range hood in the kitchen. Firefighters removed the smoke and undertook a through search to endure no fire spread within the unit.

No estimate of damage has been given nor a cause stipulated. The fire was given as under control in less than 10 mins.

TIME: 21:57 CALL No.: 6455

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 2

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 8

OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Cmdr Mick Swift

ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – John Taylor

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

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