Firefighters were yesterday called to a blaze that broke out in an apartment complex at Vaughan St, Shepparton.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON February 18, 2013 4:35am
Furniture under a cramped carport started a fire at a Shepparton apartment on Saturday afternoon.
Country Fire Authority District 22 duty officer Trevor Logan said firefighters were called to the Vaughan St home about 4
Mr Logan said the members arrived to find black smoke in the ceiling of the carport and fire spreading to the wall cavity of the apartment. He said firefighters used breathing apparatus and were able to control the fire in about 15 minutes.
‘‘Anything involving furniture in an enclosed area, even under a carport, we use breathing apparatus,’’ he said.
Mr Logan said the family living in the apartment was not injured.
He said the fire damaged the carport’s ceiling and wall and burned electrical wiring in the wall.
The apartment is one of nine on the eastern side of Vaughan St, near Shepparton Railway Station.
Mr Logan said children were playing near the carport when the fire started.
The cause of how the furniture caught fire is being investigated.
Two Shepparton CFA crews and one from Mooroopna attended.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a maximum temperature of 33.3°C for Shepparton on Saturday — the sixth straight 30°C-plus day for the town.
The SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
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Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
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Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Two recent council-approved planning applications for new depots as part of a new logistics and transport hub in Strathmerton will begin construction soon, with representatives from both companies inspecting the site.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
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