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House fire in Thomastown. 15 Sep 2011

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15 Sep 2011
Both the house and the contents of the house, have been destroyed by fire.

Date: Spetember 15, 2011 
Time: 01:13 hours     
Call Number: 4597

Address: Banksia Ave, Thomastown

Fears were initially held for the occupants of the premises but thankfully they were not home at the time of the fire.

Exposures on the Western and Eastern sides of the burning property were threatened at the height of the blaze but Fire fighters using covering lines prevented any damage to these premises.

Due to the amount of damage inside the premises, it is unknown if smoke alarms were fitted to the house.

Under control in 30 minutes.

MFB Fire Investigation Unit will attend during daylight hours to establish a cause..     

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 20

Officer in charge: Commander Mick Swift 

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

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