One person injured in Pakenham blaze

Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 6:56 am

One person has been injured in a Pakenham garage fire that spread to a home this afternoon.

Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) crews were called to the incident on Drysdale Street just before 12:45pm on Thursday.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a garage fully alight and spreading to the adjoining house.  

Crews worked to bring the fire under control within 17 minutes, and transferred one person into the care of Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

They also rescued a dog and two cats from the house.

Firefighters believed the blaze was caused by metal fabrication works coming into contact with flammable liquid.

Fire Rescue Victoria Commander Matt Jones said FRV and CFA crews worked together quickly to bring the fire under control.

“Fires that involve flammable liquids or dangerous goods can escalate very quickly, and this incident may have been much worse had it not been for the work of FRV and CFA crews,” Commander Jones said.

“With 12 crews on scene at the height of the incident, fortunately our firefighters were able to contain the fire and bring the occupants and pets to safety.

“This incident is an example of Victoria’s fire services working together to protect the community. No matter where they live, Victorians can be assured that when they call Triple Zero (000), they’ll receive a world-class service.”

FRV and CFA crews worked alongside Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, and local council at the scene.