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House Fire in Thomastown

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17 Oct 2011
On arrival, fire fighters were confronted with a fire in a single storey brick veneer house.

Date: October 15, 2011 
Time: 19:13 hours     
Call Number: 5489

Address: Maitland Cl/Pandora Ave, Thomastown

Both the house and its contents have been severely damaged including the roof which suffered extensive fire damage.

Thick black smoke given off by the burning building forced fire fighters to wear breathing apparatus.

The occupants of the premises self evacuated without injury and the fire was under control in 15 minutes.


Smoke alarms were fitted to the premises.

The cause of the fire at this stage has been deemed to be of an electrical nature.

Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 3
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support

Number of firefighters: 16

Officer in charge: Commander Mick Swif

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