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Early call to Rye house fire
CFA crews had an early morning call to a fully involved house fire in Rye.
Firefighters from Rye and Rosebud were called to the single-storey weatherboard house on the Mornington Peninsula, at 6am to find the house fully alight.
Crews contained the fire within 20 minutes of arriving at the scene, but the house was left completely gutted.
Rye Fire Brigade captain Mark Boardman said firefighters worked to stop the spread of the fire to nearby houses.
“The house was fully involved in fire when we arrived – there were flames from one side to the other.”
Mr Boardman also praised the great work of crews who provided asset protection on properties on either side of the damaged house.
Five trucks from Rye and Rosebud were at the scene.
CFA fire investigators and police will be on-scene today to determine cause.