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Firefighters battle Footscray house fire

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15 Nov 2019
Two people have been taken to hospital following a fire at a vacant house in Footscray in the early hours of this morning.

MFB crews were called to the incident in Barkly Street at 12.30am following several Triple Zero (000) calls.

They arrived on scene in four minutes to find the weatherboard house in flames.

As firefighters entered the burning building to search for occupants, two people evacuated. The duo was transported to hospital by Ambulance Victoria.

Firefighters conducted a search to ensure no one else was inside the property.

They worked quickly to fight the flames and managed to get the blaze under control in under 30 minutes.

The home has been extensively damaged and at this stage the incident is being treated as suspicious.

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