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Working smoke alarm alerts neighbours.

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14 Nov 2011
The fire was contained to the kitchen of the two storey unit in Hughesdale, and is thought to have been caused by a faulty toaster.

Date: November 12, 2011 
Time: 10:47 hours     
Call Number: 5165

Address: Neerim Rd, Hughesdale.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire, but a working smoke alarm alerted neighbours, who rang 000.

Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 3
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: Commander Marcus Baker

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