On turnout, heavy smoke was visible from the fire station. Senior Station Officer Elliott from Caroline Springs requested an aerial appliance from the MFB due to reports that the house was double storey, and that multiple calls had been received via 000.
On arrival, Pumper Tanker 48 requested a Second Alarm, calling on additional appliances from Melton and MFB.
Fire was well established on the top floor of the two storey, brick veneer property, with extension into the bottom floor.
Due to the total collapse of the upper storey flooring, all firefighters were withdrawn, and an external attack commenced with assisstance from a Ladder Platform from Footscray MFB.
The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes, with the last appliance leaving well after 9pm.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The OIC for this fire was Senior Station Officer Wayne Elliott from Caroline Springs Fire Brigade.
Appliances onscene were;
Caroline Springs - Pumper, Tanker 1, Car.
Melton - Rescue.
MFB - Pumper Tanker 41, Pumper Tanker 48, Ladder Platfrom 47, Ops Commander.
District 14 RDO Phil Peacock.
Victoria Police - Traffic and crowd control.
Ambulance Victoria - Firefighter welfare.
Pictures by Blair Dellemijn - CFA Strategic Communications.