Shepparton News

Man suffers burns as garage gutted in fire

- By Monique Preston

A garage at a Shepparton property was destroyed in a fire yesterday.

When firefighte­rs arrived at the Runge St house shortly before 11 am, smoke filled the air.

It took the 12 firefighte­rs about five minutes to control the blaze in the garage at the rear of the property.

The garage was destroyed and a man was taken to hospital by ambulance with superficia­l burns.

Shepparton police Sergeant Josh McCabe said a resident was doing some mechanical work in the garage when there was a small explosion and the fire started.

The man was treated for burns by ambulance officers at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Firefighte­rs managed to contain the fire to the garage, with some minor exposure damage to a nearby boat and the neighbour’s trees.

Four fire trucks, three police vehicles, one ambulance and a mobile intensive care ambulance unit attended the blaze.

The street was blocked off to allow firefighte­rs to fight the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigat­ion.

 ??  ?? Fire probe: Firefighte­rs extinguish­ed a blaze that destroyed a garage at a house in Runge St, Shepparton, yesterday.
Fire probe: Firefighte­rs extinguish­ed a blaze that destroyed a garage at a house in Runge St, Shepparton, yesterday.

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