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Firefighters save Smythesdale home

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  4.35 PM 26 August, 2016

Location: District 15 News

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CFA firefighters saved a home in Smythesdale, after a detached shed caught fire on the Elizabeth St property this afternoon.

About 20 firefighters attended, finding the shed fully on fire when they arrived.

They attacked the fire mostly from outside, with a few firefighters later donning breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze from inside the shed.

No one was injured.

District 15 Rostered Duty Officer Malcolm Bruce praised firefighters for their work in containing the fire.

“There was a fair amount of damage, particularly to the items stored in the shed including motorbikes,” Mr Bruce said.

“There was some fuel stored in the shed, which may have contributed to the fire spreading. Crews did a fantastic job attacking the fire quickly and efficiently so the house was saved.”

Five trucks attended from Hadden, Smythesdale and Ballarat City.

Last Updated: 29 August 2016