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Hawthorn Fire Suspicious

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16 Jun 2010
A fire in Carrington Street, Hawthorn this morning (16 June) has been deemed suspicious and is under investigation by Victoria Police.

MFB units were called at 5.42am to a block of flats after an alarm was triggered.

The sprinkler system helped contain the fire to the bottom floor flat. Six fire trucks and around 20 fire fighters brought the blaze quickly under control.

All the occupants of the building were evacuated and a 42 year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor smoke inhalation.

TIME: 05:42 hours
CALL No.: 4560

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: approx 12

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

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