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Hoppers Crossing house fires
Firefighters have quickly brought a house fire under control in Hoppers Crossing overnight which left a man with life-threatening injuries.
CFA arrived at Amandi Terrace shortly before 10pm to find the single-storey brick veneer unit fully alight.
CFA Duty Officer Gavin Wright said it appeared a gas bottle had ignited, fuelling the fire.
“It’s a sobering reminder to always take extreme care when dealing with gas bottles, and never use them in a confined space,” he said.
“As a result of a small explosion a man is fighting for life and a home has been destroyed."
Firefighters were able to work quickly to bring the blaze under control within 20 minutes.
A man in his 20s was taken to hospital after suffering serious burns to his body.
A woman in her early 20s was also treated at the scene for minor burns, and a 12-month-old baby was checked over by paramedics as a precaution.
A fire investigator and arson chemist will be on scene this morning, along with a representative from Energy Safe.
Five CFA crews attended from hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Truganina along with breathing apparatus support from Sunbury.
It’s the second serious house fire this week involving a gas cylinder.
Meanwhile CFA was called to a second house fire in Hoppers Crossing this morning.
Three crews from Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook arrived shortly before 9am to find fire had spread through the roof.
The fire was quickly brought under control.
The scene has been handed over to Victoria Police.