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Lucky escape after bar heater causes bedroom fire.

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12 Jun 2012
Seven residents from a share accommodation premises were forced to evacuate after a fire started from combustibles coming in to contact with a bar heater.

The bedroom where the bar heater was located was severely damaged by fire. There were no smoke alarms fitted.

A large portion of the premises has been damaged by heat and smoke and the occupants will need to be relocated.

It was bought under control in 10 minutes.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Rae St, Fitzroy North.
Date: June 9, 2012 
Time: 17:36 hours     
Call Number: 3415

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander Marty Braid

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

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