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Electrical fault thought to have caused house fire in Mount Waverly.

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15 Feb 2013
An electrical fault in a roof mounted evaporative cooler is suspected of causing a fire that severely damaged the two-storey house in Mt Waverley on Friday.

The blaze was noticed shortly after 6 pm when family members thought they could smell smoke just as their smoke alarms began to operate.  
They quickly made their way outside as the fire in their cooler spread through ductwork to bedrooms on the second level.  
Within minutes flames were coming out of several windows and most of the roof was ablaze.  Despite the difficult task, firefighters managed to contain the fire to just two rooms and stopped it spreading through the ducts to the remainder of the house.  
The fire took almost an hour to bring under control with approximately 20 firefighters attending.

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