Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguish a house fire in Laverton

Sunday, 2 June 2024 at 12:31 am

At 6.11AM, Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) crews responded to a house fire in Laverton, following multiple calls to Triple Zero (000). 

Crews arrived on scene within 3 minutes to find flames issuing from the rear of a single storey, weatherboard dwelling. 

Wearing beathing apparatus, firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, bringing the incident under control within 60 minutes and containing the fire to the rear of the property and the roofspace. 

Five occupants evacuated from the home prior to brigade arrival. A family of 3 in a neighbouring property was also evacuated. No injuries were reported. 

The neighbouring property was not impacted by fire and the occupants were able to re-enter their home. 

Specialist fire investigators will attend the scene to assist to determine the cause. 

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were on scene to support firefighting activities. 

Firefighters will remain on scene for some time, to ensure the fire is fully extinguished. 

A Community Advice Warning was issued for smoke in the area.