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Man injured in Dandenong fire
A man in his 70s was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation and burns following a fire at a house in Dandenong South overnight.
Just before 8pm on Wednesday night (6 Aug) the Chief Officer was having dinner with the shift on duty at Dandenong fire station when a call came in for the fire.
When they arrived at the property in Tarene Street they found a fire involving a carport attached to a house with a car and other items alight.
An ambulance was called to assess an elderly male suffering from minor burns and possible smoke inhalation.
Chief Officer Euan Ferguson provided assistance to the injured male and helped crews on the fire ground. Senior Station Officer Darren Padgett from Dandenong brigade said crews worked quickly to prevent the fire from spreading in to the home and a nearby adjoining property.
Crews managed to contain the fire to the carport within 10 minutes and the house sustained minor smoke and heat damage. Several gas bottles and fuel containers were removed from the area and one car was severely damaged by fire. Police also attended.
Investigations are continuing but it is believed the fire may have started from a wood heater inside the carport.
Springvale pumper supported the Dandenong crews.