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Bedroom fire in Melton

By: Blair Dellemijn

Category: Incidents - Structure

  7.12 PM 26 November, 2013


Location: District 14 News

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With brigades around the state opening their doors for CFA Sunday, Melton Fire Brigade were also working hard at a well involved house fire in Melton South.

Melton Fire Brigade were paged to a reported bedroom fire just after 2pm on Sunday (24th of November). Triple Zero calltakers were receiving multiple calls from neighbours stating black smoke
coming from the house, and persons reported to be in the backyard. Enroute, Melton Pumper witnessed heavy smoke showing from many kilometres away.

“On arrival we found the front room of the house well involved with extension into the roof space,” explains Senior Station Officer Cory Woodyatt. “I was met by the owners outside who stated that all the family were out of the house, however a primary search of the house was conducted to clarify this.”

“The crews worked extremely hard in the initial knock down. Due to their actions we saved approx. 50% of the house, which allowed the occupants to salvage a large part of their belongings located in the rear rooms of the house.”

With a large part of the fire knocked down, crews were rotated, and commenced salvage and overhaul on the premises, helping the owners to collect as many possessions as they could.

Ambulance Victoria were responded due to the owner suffering minor smoke inhalation while escaping the house with his family.

With the cause of the fire being undetermined, CFA Fire Investigators were paged to attend. At this time, a cause has not been identified.

Appliances in attendance were;

Melton; Pumper, Pumper 9, Pumper-Tanker, Tanker, Rescue.

Sunbury; BA Support.

CFA Fire Investigator.

The Incident Controller was Senior Station Officer Cory Woodyatt from Melton Fire Brigade.

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Photographer.

Last Updated: 27 November 2013