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Police save two dogs at Sydenham unit fire

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05 Oct 2016
Cops and fireys come together to save beloved pets.

At 10.42am a passing police unit spotted smoke issuing from a rear unit in Pecks Road, Sydenham and requested fire brigade attendance.  The officers checked to see if anyone was at home before taking care of two dogs they found in the back yard.

Within a few minutes the entire unit was fully ablaze and blanketing the area in smoke.   The fire was quite fierce and threatened to spread to nearby units before firefighters managed to get the upper hand and bring the fire under control.

The owner of the property arrived home a short time later only to find her unit all but destroyed.  The damage bill has been estimated at up to $500,000.

Although the fire produced a large amount of smoke, students and classes at the nearby Sydenham Catholic Regional College were not affected.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and specialist fire investigators have been requested to attend.

Pumpers: 4 (MFB and CFA)
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1


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