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Fire destroys Shepparton house

A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.

CHLOE WARBURTON September 1, 2014 3:48am

Emergency services respond to a house fire at Doyles Rd on Saturday.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital after fire destroyed a house on Doyles Rd on Saturday.

A Country Fire Authority spokesperson said brigades from Shepparton, Tallygaroopna, Mooroopna and Shepparton East were called to the blaze at 3.30pm and arrived to find a single-story weatherboard house engulfed in flames.

It took 35 firefighters almost an hour to get the fire under control, leaving the house gutted.

A man aged in his 40s was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The CFA spokesperson said the cause was not known and fire investigators were at the scene yesterday morning, along with members from the Shepparton police Crime Investigation Unit.

Shepparton police were required for traffic control on Doyles Rd during the fire.

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