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Suspicious fire in Sunshine destroys two units

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31 Jan 2013
A Sunshine funeral home has escaped damage after two neighbouring units were destroyed in a suspicious blaze overnight.

Crews were called to the unoccupied apartments, located at the rear of the old Sunshine Fire Station, on Hampshire Road near Hertford Road in Sunshine at 11.12pm.

The fire was contained the two flats, which were totally involved by fire, in the single storey section measuring 20 be 50 metres.

Both flats have been unoccupied for some time and have suffered extensive fire damage, including a large section of the roof.

Aggressive firefighting tactics prevented the fire from spreading into the front two storey section of the premises occupied by Tobin Brothers Funeral Directors.

Thirteen appliances attended the incident, with 43 firefighters on scene. Crews wore breathing apparatus and had the fire under control in 18 minutes.

The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and police are investigating.

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