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Suspicious fire at vacant single storey Altona house.

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01 May 2012
The fire was brought under control in thirty five minutes and no injuries were reported.

Damage was mainly confined to the rear and roof areas of the 15m x 10m house.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and the Victoria Police Arson Squad will investigate.

Asbestos was found in the building and MFB firefighters instigated specialist asbestos procedures whilst fighting the fire. A watching duty will continue throughout the morning.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: 90 Civic Parade, Altona
Date: May 2nd, 2012 
Time: 20:06 hours     
Call Number: 0528

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 24

Officer in charge: Commander Phil Taylor

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or

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