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Not a very noble house fire

By: Keith Pakenham

Category: Incidents - Structure

  8.13 PM 3 December, 2012


Location: District 8 News

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A house with fire showing through the roof alerts the neighbours in Noble Park at 3:34am on Monday 3 December.

Springvale, Dandenong and Noble Park brigades all responded to the single storey brick veneer home in Buckley Street Noble Park. Senior Station Officer Barry Nash co-ordinated the first crews onscene to begin an external attack of the fire as sections of the roof were collapsing into the house.

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When other crews arrived they started searching the rooms that could safely be accessed in breathing apparatus to confirm there weren't any persons trapped in the building. As some rooms were opened they were found to contain an extensive network of hydroponics and wiring so extra care was taken.

Once the fire was contained it was confirmed there were no occupants in the house and the Police started their investigations into the contents. Power and gas companies arrived to isolate services making the structure safe to work within.

Police blocked Buckley Street as crews worked from a hydrant on the other side of the road until the fire was in the process of being blacked out and several fire vehicles left the scene.

Noble Park brigades 1st Lt Mick Selemba organised the local building surveyor to attend later on in the morning along with fire investigators to assess the damage. Crews were at the call until 9:30am when the Police took over control.

Last Updated: 03 December 2012