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House fire on Mornington Peninsula
CFA responded to a house fire overnight in Tootgartook, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Crews were called to the house on Maine Street around 2.50am.
CFA District 8 Operations Officer Andrew Turner said the occupants of the house had evacuated prior to the arrival of crews.
“It took just 20 minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control,” he said.
“The two-bedroom weatherboard bungalow was destroyed as a result of the fire.”
Mr Turner said the cause of the fire was accidental.
“Every household should consider their fire safety practices and examine the potential risks around their home,” he said.
“Winter is one of the riskiest times of the year for fires in the home and sadly, most of these fires can be prevented.
“Fireplaces can be a fire hazard if fuels are allowed to fall out of the fireplace. A secure guard or fireproof screen should be used at all times.”
Crews from Rye, Rosebud and Boneo attended with ambulance.