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Stove fire causes evacuation

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  4.32 PM 9 September, 2015

Location: District 14 News

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Around 60 staff and students from Whittlesea Secondary College had to be evacuated this afternoon following a fire in a classroom kitchen.

The fire, which was contained to a stove, was extinguished prior to the arrival of crews around 2.15pm.

CFA District 14 Duty Officer Gary Mynes said when firefighters arrived there was a large amount of smoke in the room.

“A staff member, who was passing by the room, first noticed the fire,” he said.

“The fire was put out by a staff member, who is also a volunteer at Research Fire Brigade, before calling CFA.

“This is a timely reminder to all Victorians to ensure they have working smoke alarms installed in their homes and workplaces.”

A crew from Whittlesea attended.

Last Updated: 09 September 2015