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Overnight blaze damages home in St Kilda East

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25 Jun 2019
More than 30 firefighters responded to a house fire in St Kilda East last night after receiving several Triple Zero (000) calls just before 11.20pm.

MFB crews arrived at the Alston Grove address within six minutes and found the two storey home well involved in the fire with flames breaching the roof and windows.

Residents had attempted to extinguish the fire prior to MFB’s arrival, however their attempts were unsuccessful and they were forced to evacuate the home.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera at the top of the Teleboom (aerial appliance) to monitor hot spots and direct crews on the ground to the seat of the fire.

The blaze was deemed under control less than one hour after firefighters arrived on scene. 

The fire is thought to have originated near a fireplace in the home. MFB’s fire investigators have been deployed to the property to determine the exact cause of the blaze.

One person was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to the hospital for further monitoring.

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