Crews quickly contain St Albans house fire

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 at 1:09 am

FRV crews responded to a house fire in St Albans at 9.58am this morning.

Multiple callers to Triple Zero (000) reported heavy smoke and flames issuing from the Leonard Avenue property.

Firefighters arrived on scene within six minutes to find the roof space fully alight.

Thankfully, the occupants had self-evacuated before crew’s arrival.

Wearing breathing apparatus, 30 firefighters conducted an internal attack on the fire, containing the fire to the roof space and one room.

The fire was declared under control in 25 minutes, shortly after 10.29am.

Firefighters remain on scene to extinguish any remaining hotspots.

At the height of the incident, 10 FRV appliances were on scene, including five pumpers and an aerial unit.

FRV was assisted on scene by Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and FRV’s specialist fire investigators will investigate the cause.

A community advice warning has been issued for the area surrounding the incident due to a large amount of smoke in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.