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MFB attends fire at Caulfield General Medical

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07 Apr 2016
Patients safely evacuated and fire promptly contained

Just after 10.30pm last night, MFB received an alarm call to Caulfield General Medical.

Arriving on scene in six minutes, patients were quickly evacuated from the affected ward and the potential cause of the alarm promptly investigated.

It was established that there was a fire behind power points which had spread into the wall cavity, and MFB firefighters contained the fire within thirty minutes of arriving on site.

The scene was handed back to the site manager for further investigation of the cause at 1.30am this morning.

Seven appliances and twenty five firefighters were on scene.

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