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Firefighters save neighbouring homes from fire in Clayton South

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21 Jun 2017
A fire has spread from a car parked in a garage and destroyed a family home this evening.

Crews were called to the Sylvander Street property in Clayton South just after 7.30pm after explosions were heard by the Triple Zero caller. 

Fire crews arrived quickly and found a single storey brick veneer house involved in fire and called for extra appliances. All occupants were accounted for and no injuries have been reported.

Early intervention by responding crews both MFB and CFA in breathing apparatus confined the fire damage to part of the structure and prevented the spread of the fire to surrounding houses. 

An aerial appliance is being used at this incident.

The fire was declared under control in 30 minutes.

A community warning has been issued for traffic issues and smoke in the surrounding area of the fire.

No cause has been attributed at this early stage, however early reports are it appeared to have started in the garage area of the premises; fire investigators will attend the incident.

The fire has destroyed 80% of the house and a building surveyor has been requested to attend in day light hours tomorrow.

Police and Ambulance are on scene and are assisting both fire agencies 



Pumpers: 4 

Rescue Units: 1 

Aerial units: 1 

Other units: 1 



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