27 FRV firefighters responded to a house fire in Laverton this morning.
FRV crews were called to the Balmoral Street incident at 12.15am after a caller to Triple Zero (000) reported flames coming from the residential property.
Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes to find the single storey unit fully involved in fire and threatening neighbouring properties.
Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters worked quickly to contain the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent property.
The fire was brought under control at 2.30am with FRV remaining on scene throughout the morning to ensure the fire is completely extinguished. The cause of the fire has been deemed to be accidental.
At the height of the incident, there were 9 FRV appliances on scene, including five Pumpers and one Rescue Unit.
FRV was supported on scene by Victoria Police.
Reviewed 26 June 2021