Occupants safe following Brighton house fire

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Metropolitan Fire Brigade Rescue Vehicle. PHOTO: Ashley Geelan.
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Firefighters arrived within five minutes to a unit fire in William Street, Brighton this afternoon.

The sole occupant – a 40-year-old male – had fortunately evacuated before Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) firefighters arrived on scene.

First response firefighters entered the unit wearing breathing apparatus immediately commencing an aggressive fire attack.

The fire was bought under control 30 minutes after arriving and firefighters will remain overnight to ensure the fire is extinguished and no ‘flare ups’ occur.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined whilst FRV Fire Investigators attempt to establish the cause of the fire.

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The 40-year-old male was treated by paramedics for mild smoke inhalation.

Five pumpers, a rescue unit and one aerial appliance with 28 firefighters attended the scene.

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