Fire in block of Roslyn units

Last updated 08:48 12/02/2014
Unit fire

SCENE: Police at the scene of the fire that broke out in a block of flats in Roslyn.

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DAMAGED: A police photographer takes shots to record the damage at the property.

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A man was taken to hospital with burns and smoke inhalation after a suspicious fire broke out in a block of flats in Roslyn last night.

The Main St flats were damaged by the fire, which broke out a bedroom, and an investigation has begun this morning.

Milson fire brigade station office Gary Hills said the fire was well-involved upon arrival and extra crews were called out in case it spread to adjoining flats.

"About 7.15pm we were called to the flats where the fire was well-involved," he said. "We made sure everyone was out of the buildings and extinguished the fire with no problems.

"They are two-bedroom units connected together and there will be smoke damage in the other units, but the fire was contained.

"Subsequent investigations have found the fire was suspicious. Police and fire safety are investigating this morning."

Mr Hills said one man was taken to hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.

"There were fire alarms in the complex which would have alerted the occupants to the fire," he said. 





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