Teamwork contains garage blaze

The fire damage was limited to the garage.

A car alarm alerted residents to a car fire in Upper Beaconsfield that saw multiple brigades called to assist.

CFA crews were called to the blaze on Sugarloaf Road at 11.20am on Friday 3 July.

When they arrived, the diesel car was already covered in smoke and flames.

It had been driven only 15 minutes earlier and had caught fire while parked in the garage.

Four brigades responded: Beaconsfield, Berwick, Upper Beaconsfield and Pakenham FRV. Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria also attended.

It took almost two hours for the scene to be declared safe.

The fire was contained to the garage and the owner was taken to hospital for minor smoke inhalation.

Upper Beaconsfield Captain Ian Pinney was on scene and said the home upstairs remained largely unaffected.

“It was great collaborative work by all involved to contain the fierce fire to just the garage area beneath the home,” he said.

“We haven’t had a fire of that nature for quite a few years, so it was great to have such a positive outcome.

“Thank you to all involved; a great team effort,” he added.

“I hope the resident has a speedy recovery.”

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