Wonthaggi fire not deliberate

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Wonthaggi fire not deliberate

House up in flames: fire-fighters try to control the blaze that completely destroyed a Wonthaggi North home early Saturday morning.

THE CAUSE of a Wonthaggi North fire, in which a two-storey home was destroyed early Saturday morning, has been confirmed as not suspicious.
The Wonthaggi CFA was called to the Oates Road property just after 2am to find the house engulfed in flames.
Around 30 fire-fighters arrived at the scene and took around 50 minutes to control the blaze.
First lieutenant Jamie Moresco said the fire lasted from around 2.15am until 6.30am.
“The house was completely destroyed; absolutely nothing was saved,” he said.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.
“We thought people were home at the time, but about 10 minutes into the fire we confirmed the house was empty,” Mr Moresco said.
“The house was a permanent residency.”
Captain Kim O’Connor was first on scene and took on the role of incident controller during the fire.
A number of CFA units were involved in controlling the blaze, including Wonthaggi, Daylston and Inverloch.
Vehicles on scene were a Wonthaggi pumper, HAZMAT, Tanker 1, Dalyston tanker and Inverloch pumper.
Wonthaggi Police also attended the incident.
The Fire Investigation Unit inspected the site on Saturday, but confirmed the cause was not deliberate.

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