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Man receives facial burns in Brunswick East house fire

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21 Oct 2014
A man has received facial burns after a Brunswick East house fire this morning.

When crews arrived at the Nicholson Street home about 9.30am, the rear of the single storey house was well alight. Crews ensured the properties either side were protected before making an internal attack on the fire.

A male occupant in his 30s was transported to St Vincents hospital with superficial facial burns.

Damage was confined to the rear of the house and is estimated to be approximately $60,000. No working smoke alarms were found in the house.

Investigations have determined the cause to be electrical.

Asbestos was identified in the building and appropriate procedures were implemented which included the use of the Hazmat unit from South Melbourne to assist with decontamination procedures.

Pumpers:  4
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  3


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