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Weatherboard alight at Plumpton

By: Blair Dellemijn

Category: Incidents - Structure

  1.03 AM 1 September, 2013

Location: District 14 News

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A weatherboard house was destroyed by fire early this morning (31 August) in Tarletons Road, Plumpton.

With Melton, Rockbank and Caroline Springs Brigades paged just after 0430hrs, 000 calltakers stated that a house was on fire, and screaming was heard coming from the premises. Enroute, Melton Pumper stated smoke and flames were visible from many kilometers away, with Police and Ambulance requested to attend.

On arrival, crews found the owner trying to douse the fire with a garden hose, but to no avail, as the fire quickly spread throughout the weatherboard building. Ambulance Victoria was requested for the gentleman due to smoke inhalation.

Firefighters got to work establishing a water relay with multiple Tankers due to the nearest hydrant being over 500m away, while crews were sent inside to knock down the flames.

An Under Control wordback was placed on the call just after 0500hrs, with firefighters dousing a number of hotspots under the house, as well as through the ceiling space until nearly 0800hrs.

Appliances onscene were;

Caroline Springs – Pumper, Pumper-Tanker, Tanker 1.

Melton – Pumper, Tanker, FCV.

Rockbank – Tanker.

The Incident Controller of this fire was Station Officer Gibson from Caroline Springs Fire Brigade.

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Photographer.

Last Updated: 02 September 2013