House fire contained at Deer Park

Approximately 30 firefighters were called to Deer Park at 6:15pm, following multiple Triple Zero (000) calls reporting a house on fire.

Monday, 20 July 2020 at 8:15 am

FRV crews arrived to Ormesby Place within six minutes to find a fire involving a single storey brick home.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters entered the house and located the fire in a front room.

Crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze and prevent it spreading into the rest of the house.

The fire was declared under control approximately 10 minutes after the initial call was received.

Fortunately, all four residents had self-evacuated prior to firefighters arrival on scene.

At this stage it is believed the fire started from burning incense.

At the height of the incident there were five firefighting appliances at the scene, along with two command unit and two additional units.

Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police units also assisted at the scene.