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Specialist fire investigators called in to determine the cause of a house fire in Thomastown.

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07 Aug 2012
Damage to the single storey brick-veneer dwelling is so severe that it is not possible, at this stage, to say with any certainty which room the fire started in; let alone what may have caused it.

A neighbour was the first to raise the alarm at 11:30 after they smelt smoke and heard the sound of glass breaking.  This was quickly followed by several other calls expressing concern that someone may be trapped inside.  A thorough search of the premises revealed that no-one was inside. The occupant was located near the address a short time later.

There were no smoke alarms fitted in the house.

The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes but took almost two hours to fully extinguish. 

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