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Firefighters rescue two dogs from burning house.

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06 Aug 2012
At the height of the blaze firefighters managed to rescue two small dogs from the premises uninjured.

Several calls were received for the fire at the semi- detached house in Ascot Vale. The fire started in the laundry area which suffered extensive fire damage.

Smoke alarms were fitted to the premises and the fire was bought under control in  6 minutes with breathing apparatus in operation.

The MFB Fire Investigation Unit will attend to establish a cause..

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Pynor Ave, Ascot Vale
Date: August 4, 2012 
Time: 13:35 hours     
Call Number: 1473

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 16

Officer in charge: Acting Commander Andrew White

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

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