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Elderly woman and pet dog escape house fire

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17 Jun 2013
Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning house in Clifton Hill overnight.

On Monday June 17 just after 6pm several calls were made to 000 for a house fire on Fenwick Street.

MFB firefighters arrived to find a house well alight and reports of missing occupants.

The occupant, an elderly lady, was found to be safe and a dog was rescued by firefighters.

Damage to the house, which was extensive, is estimated at $500,000.

The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and police are investigating

Breathing Apparatus was utilised.

Eight appliances and 24 firefighters attended the scene.

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