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Fatal house fire at Wonthaggi

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  11.01 AM 11 August, 2013


Location: District 8 News

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Police are investigating the cause of a Wonthaggi North house fire where a man was killed on Saturday 10 August.

CFA was called to the structure fire in Gordon Street just before 9.30pm. Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus entered the house and removed a man believed to be in his 30’s. He was left in the hands of paramedics but Victoria Police confirmed the man passed away.

It’s believed the victim’s wife was outside when the fire broke out and she raised the alarm.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen but the house received smoke damage throughout.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but is not believed to be suspicious.

Six CFA trucks from Wonthaggi and Inverloch attended the scene along with a Bass Coast Group Field Command Vehicle.

More details on the Victoria Police News website.

Last Updated: 12 August 2013