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Electrical fault thought to have caused a house fire in Bundoora.

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24 Aug 2012
There was no-one at home when the fire started in one of the bedrooms. Neighbours reported the blaze just after 9:30 pm.

Despite fire crews arriving within seven minutes of the first call being received, flames were already shooting through the roof of the single-storey solid brick residence.  The rear of the dwelling fared the worst with almost every room burnt out.  The few rooms that were lucky to escape the flames were nevertheless damaged by heat, smoke and water. 

Firefighters had the blaze under control in 30 minutes but it took another two hours to fully extinguish.  A watching duty remained at the scene overnight to dampen down any remaining hot spots.

In total 22 firefighters attended the fire.

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