House destroyed in Tecoma

Member News image Photo by CFA Commander Peter Nolan


A house was destroyed by fire in Tecoma this morning (19 March) in the Dandenong Ranges.


CFA was called to the incident on Francis Street at 5.51am today.

On arrival, firefighters found the second storey of the weatherboard home well alight.

Two occupants of the house escaped but one person received minor burns and was transported to hospital by Ambulance Victoria.

The resident in the house next door was evacuated as a precautionary measure but fortunately the fire didn't spread.

CFA issued community information to the Belgrave, Tecoma and Upwey communities due to smoke in the area.

The fire was brought under control at 7.12am and declared safe at 8.20am but crews remained on scene until around 10.30am.

CFA District 13 Commander David Chugg said there was great coordination by all emergency services on scene.

"Crews did well to get everyone out safely and to avoid potential impact to neighbouring properties," David said.

"Investigations are ongoing but the cause is not believed to be suspicious and we believe the fire started in a bedroom."

CFA had 15 vehicles on scene.


Submitted by CFA Media