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Terrace house fire under control quickly in North Melbourne

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25 Jan 2020
Firefighters have stopped the spread of a fire on Dryburgh Street in North Melbourne, amid fears it would spread to the adjoining terraces.

A Triple Zero (000) call was received at around twenty to eight this morning after a neighbour spotted black smoke coming from the property, and quickly evacuated residents in neighbouring properties.

The first crew arrived on scene in less than five minutes and were met with a fire which had taken hold of the first floor and was through the roof.

Wearing breathing apparatus for protection from the smoke, firefighters made their way into the building to attack the fire and ensure no one was inside. Additional crews were positioned to protect the neighbouring properties.

Thankfully, no one was inside the house at the time of the fire and crews were able to contain the fire to the roof space.  

Firefighters brought the blaze under control just after 8:08am, within half an hour of the call to Triple Zero (000).

MFB crews will remain on scene until the fire has been completely extinguished.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

At the height of the fire there were more than 30 firefighters on scene on board five pumpers, a rescue unit, two aerial units, and two other units.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were also on scene assisting.

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