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Hoppers Crossing and Melton fires

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  2.14 PM 23 December, 2012

Location: District 14 News

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North West Metro brigades were kept busy yesterday afternoon after two house fires in Hoppers Crossing and Melton.

The first fire was called in about 2.45pm at Marion Walk, Hoppers Crossing. Crews arrived to find the single-storey brick house fully involved in fire.

After searching the house firefighters found a 62-year-old woman in the living area who was unconscious. She also suffered serious burns to her upper body.

The woman was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

It took crews around 15 minutes to control the fire, although the house was significantly damaged.

Three trucks from Hoppers Crossing and Werribee attended the scene with the cause of the fire still being investigated.

Also yesterday was a house fire at Manfred Place, Kurunjang, near Melton.

CFA was called to the incident about 3.20pm where the single-storey brick house was fully involved in fire.

Occupants managed to escape the house uninjured.

It took firefighters around 20 minutes to bring the fire under control, however, the house was significantly damaged.

Early indications are that the fire may have been caused by an evaporative cooler, however, investigations are continuing.

Four trucks and a number of support vehicles from Melton and Sunbury attended the scene.

Last Updated: 23 December 2012