Fire engulfs family’s home

Fire fighters and residents at the scene of the devastating blaze. 181578_10 Picture: GARY SISSONS

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

A family’s home was destroyed by a devastating pre-dawn blaze at Cranbourne East on 2 June.

Eight people escaped the Thistlewood Place house unharmed, including four children, a woman in a wheelchair and a man on crutches.

An assembly of CFA trucks, including a ladder-platform applicance, were called out from Dandenong, Bayswater, Cranbourne, Frankston, Narre Warren and Clyde about 5.15am.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes, stopping it from spreading into neighbouring yards.

Police concluded the fire was non-suspicious.

A CFA spokesman said on 6 June that the fire’s cause had yet to be determined.

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