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Elderly lady helped by neighbour in Coburg house fire.

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05 Mar 2012
The Coburg house fire happened on Friday evening. It severely damaged around 90 per cent of the weatherboard house and its contents. The remainder of the premise was damaged by heat, smoke and water.

Date: March 2, 2012 
Time: 17:01 hours     
Call Number: 0611

Address: Holroyd St/Ohea St, Coburg

The elderly female occupant was removed from the premises by a neighbour before the arrival of MFB. She suffered slight singing to the hair and minor smoke inhalation.

Smoke alarms were fitted to the premises. The cause is believed to be from unattended cooking.     

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander Mark O’Connor 

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or


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