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Chadstone man escapes house fire

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25 May 2016
A man has fleed his burning home in Chadstone after a fire this afternoon.

Crews were called to the Hillcrest Court home at 1.20pm.

On arrival crews found the front of the single storey weatherboard home fully engulfed by fire.

MFB crews wearing Breathing Apparatus commenced an internal attack of the fire and protected adjacent houses to the property.

The single occupant was asleep at the time and self evacuated after he was woken by the noise from the fire in the adjoining room.

There were no working smoke alarms in the home, the fire was bought under control in 40 minutes.

Damage was extensive the building with severe smoke logging to the remainder, early indicators are that the fire started in the sub-floor area before breaking through and entering the roof.

MFB fire investigators will be attending to identify a cause.

Police, AV, power and gas also attended


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



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