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Nappies set fire to Balwyn North house

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22 Oct 2016
A pile of nappies left near a heating duct sparked a blaze which ripped through a Balwyn North house this afternoon.

Several packets of brand new nappies were placed near the ducted heating vent, catching fire about 12.45pm.
The fire quickly spread to the laundry and up through the roof before firefighters managed to bring it under control.
Fortunately the occupants had working smoke alarms, which alerted them to the blaze.
The incident is a timely reminder about the dangers of even temporarily playing flammable materials near heating sources.

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