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Car ploughs into Sunshine North home

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18 Aug 2014
Three youths have escaped uninjured after their car ploughed into a Sunshine North home.

Fire crews were called to the Suffolk Road home about 5.20pm on Friday 15 August.

The driver of a Honda Accord lost control of the vehicle, collided with the side of a house and came to rest on the gas meter. Leaking gas from the meter soon ignited setting fire to both the house and the car.

The three young persons in the car all managed to get out of the vehicle and then absconded from the scene.

The female resident of the house was also able to get out safely but was later treated for smoke inhalation.

With the blazing car sitting on top of the gas meter, it was impossible to shut off the gas supply until the arrival of the gas company. 

Damage to the brick veneer dwelling included severe scorching of the exposed side of the house plus fire damage to the eaves and roof immediately above the car.

There was also some water damage to the interior.  The Honda was completely destroyed.

The gas company was forced to dig up the nature strip so as to locate the gas main and shut off the supply.

Damage to the house has been estimated at up to $75,000 and police have been called in to try to locate the occupants of the vehicle.  The car did not have number plates.

Pumpers:  4
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  1


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