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Rosanna family evacuated after house fire

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14 Nov 2014
A Rosanna family has been evcuated from their home after a fire this morning.

Crews were called to Waiora Road home just after 7am.

A family of two adults and one teenager were awoken by the sounds of a fire in their house.

They evacuated the house without injury but were treated at the scene by Ambulance Victoria for minor smoke inhalation.

The first MFB crews on scene arrived to find the house fully involved in fire.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus performed an aggressive attack on the fire.  Asbestos was identified at the scene and precautions were taken to mitigate risks to the firefighters and the public.

The building and contents were severely damaged and estimated to be at least $300,000 cost.  There was no working smoke alarm present.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the MFB Fire Investigation Unit.

Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1



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