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Family escapes Belgrave house fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  11.45 AM 10 July, 2013


Location: District 13 News

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A grandmother, her daughter and two grandchildren escaped their Belgrave home which was destroyed by fire this morning.

CFA was called to the incident around 9.15am and found more than half of the single-storey fibro house on fire.

Fortunately, the family was not injured. The grandmother was treated for shock by paramedics.

The fire was under control just after 10.10am but the house was unable to be saved.

Early indications show the fire started in a wood box full of kindling. The cause is believed to be accidental.

At this stage, an unknown number of pets inside the house are unaccounted for.

More than 20 firefighters attended the blaze and will remain at the scene for some time cleaning up.

Six CFA trucks from Belgrave, Upwey, Sassafras and Bayswater attended the incident.

Last Updated: 10 July 2013