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Fireys battle Carlton North house fire

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22 May 2015
Fire investigators will investigate the cause of a house fire in Carlton North this morning.

MFB crews responded to a house fire in Amess Street, Carlton North just before midday.

On arrival MFB crews wearing Breathing Apparatus entered the two storey dwelling conducting an internal attack of the fire confining it to a bedroom on the first floor.

A search of the building confirmed that the house was vacant at the time of the fire, originally it was thought two people were home when the fire occurred. Neighbouring properties were evacuated but allowed to return once the fire was under control.

Commander Shane Rhodes commented that the aggressive attack on the fire by crews attributed directly to reduce fire spread throughout the building, the fire was deemed under control in 30 minutes.

The building sustained heavy smoke logging with water damage to the first floor bedroom area.

Estimated damage to the property is approximately $150,000.

MFB Fire Investigators are on scene determining a cause of the fire.

Police and AV attended.

Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 2



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