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Mt Dandenong chimney fire
A quick thinking property owner has saved his Mt Dandenong house after his chimney and roof caught fire last night (28 April).
The man was outside his Ridge Road home and noticed flames coming from his chimney so he raised the alarm and started extinguishing the fire.
CFA were called to the scene just after 5.30pm and were able to contain the fire to the chimney and a small section of roof space.
It’s believed the fire started from the combination of the heat from the metal flue in the chimney going through the timber and to the insulation in the roof.
The fire was under control within 20 minutes and firefighters remained on scene until 7.15pm to ventilate the house and tarp the damaged parts of the roof.
A field command vehicle from Kalorama and seven CFA trucks from Olinda, Sassafras and Kalorama attended the scene.
Photos taken by Kalorama Fire Brigade