Fire claims Smith Street house: Warragul
 Baw Baw News   By // 19:20, Saturday 9 June 2012

Gutted: The Smith Street house which caught fire this morning. Photo: William Kulich.

The damage done: The front door of the house is visible through the left side of the window.Photos: William Kulich.

Police and the CFA are investigating a fire which gutted a Smith Street house this morning.

Fire crews from Warragul and Drouin were called to the blaze at 77 Smith Street shortly after 1am to find the building at risk of collapse.


A ladder platform crew from Dandenong had to be called to allow firefighters to extinguish the fire.

Incident Controller Lieutenant Steve Venville says the fire badly damaged the house.

“We were able to stop the spread of fire fairly quickly, but nonetheless the entire house was extensively damaged by fire and smoke,” Lt Venville said.

The house is advertised for lease and had no occupants at the time of the fire.


This is the second major fire in Warragul this week. Emergency services were called to a factory fire in Phoenix Street on Wednesday night.

For Lease: The property was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Photo: William Kulich.

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