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Discarded cigarette destroys Pascoe Vale home

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29 Apr 2013
A burning cigarette has sparked a fire that destroyed a house in Pascoe Vale.

MFB responded to the incident on Railway Parade at 4.14am on April 28.

Crews were told they were responding to a bedroom fire, however on arrival they discovered the house was well alight.

Luckily all of the home's occupants had made it safely out of the house.

The first fire truck was on scene within 4 minutes and the blaze was under control within 11 minutes. 

The house was a single story home with six rooms.

Breathing apparatus was used by firefighters to assist them in combating the fire. 

Damage is estimated at $ 400,000.

The cause of the fire was a cigarette that had caught onto a couch on the veranda of the house and spread.

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