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Tradies rescue man from house fire

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12 Feb 2013
A man was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns after he was rescued from a Glen Iris house fire.

On February 12 at 2.45pm, firefighters responded to calls of a fire on Station Avenue near Summerhill Road.
The blaze involved a single storey weatherboard house of 16 squares.
Aggressive firefighting tactics contained the fire to mainly one room of the premises.
That room, including its contents, was extensively damaged by fire while the remainder of the house has suffered some fire damage.
The male occupant of the premises was assisted from the burning building by workers from a nearby building site.
He suffered some singing to the hair and eyebrows and was treated by Ambulance on-scene.
Smoke alarms were fitted and working when firefighters arrived.
The fire was under control in 18 minutes and breathing apparatus was in operation. 18 firefighters were on scene.
The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and police are investigating.

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