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Fire in Wheeler Street, Ormond

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28 May 2010
Flames were issuing through the roof and fire had engulfed 50% of the brick, 2 bedroom, rear unit when first MFB crews arrived, within minutes of receiving the fire call.

MFB firefighters entered the dwelling and found an elderly lady in the smoke filled hallway attempting to extinguish the fire. The 80 year old was assisted out of the dangerous situation and treated for smoke inhalation and shock. She was later transported to hospital by ambulance.

The fire also threatened two nearby properties but concentrated firefighting tactics alleviated any damage to them.

The cause is yet to be determined by specialist MFB Fire Investigators who will attend this morning.

TIME: 0434

CALL No.: 9129


No. of FIREFIGHTERS: approx 24

OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Commander Col Harris

ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – Heather Stockton

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

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