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Residents escape Skenes Creek housefire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  10.13 AM 15 September, 2014

Location: District 6 News

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A Skenes Creek home has been extensively damaged by a fire.

Firefighters were called to the single storey brick home on Skenes Creek Road just before 8pm, Sunday 14 September, and found the house well alight.

All occupants escaped without injury.

CFA District 6 Operations Officer Michael Crutchfield said crews worked hard to save parts of the house including the lounge and garage.

“Half the house has been destroyed. Fire investigators and a structural engineer will visit the scene Monday morning. Investigations are likely to centre around an electrical fault.”

3 trucks from Apollo Bay and 1 from Wye River and Colac battled the blaze for over an hour.

Last Updated: 15 September 2014