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Crews stop spread of Eaglemont shed fire

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26 Oct 2019
More than 30 firefighters have stopped the spread of a fire which took hold of a car port and shed on Mossman Drive in Eaglemont this morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene after the property owner was alerted to the fire thanks to his dog barking.

Crews arrived on scene quickly just after 10am, and called for additional support as there were concerns the fire would spread to a neighbouring property.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus for protection commenced an aggressive attack on the fire.

Their efforts stopped the fire from spreading and brought it under control less than 15 minutes after they first arrived on scene.

Thankfully there are no reports of injuries.

Crews are expected to remain on scene for some time to ensure the blaze is completely extinguished.

At this stage it is not known what caused the fire to start. MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation Unit will be analysing the scene once it has been made safe.  

Seven firefighting appliances including a rescue and aerial unit were responded to this incident, along with three other units.

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