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House fire in Meadow Heights

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14 Jun 2019
Firefighters were called to Meadow Heights just after noon following reports of a house on fire.

More than 20 firefighters were called to the Hovea Close address, with the first crew arriving in just seven minutes.

On arrival the crews found a single storey property well alight, with a fire which had spread to the roof space.

Three occupants had evacuated the building before firefighters arrived.

MFB Firefighters administered first aid to multiple patients before they were transferred into the care of Ambulance Victoria Paramedics at the scene.

Wearing breathing apparatus for protection from the smoke, Firefighters entered the building to confirm that no one else was inside.

Crews commenced an aggressive attack on the blaze and managed to get the fire under control by 12:42pm, however the house has been substantially damaged.

At this stage it’s not known what caused the fire to start. MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation Unit will conduct a further analysis.

MFB is being supported at the scene by Ambulance Victoria, CFA and Victoria Police.

At the height of the fire there were four MFB appliances on scene supported by two CFA appliances.

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