Caravan, house go up in flames in Croydon

Firefighters responded to a house and caravan fire on Gary Court in Croydon on Wednesday 7 February. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS. 387985_02

Firefighters responded to several calls of a caravan and house on fire in Gary Court Croydon on Wednesday 7 February around 2.30pm.

“[Fire Rescue Victoria] crews were on scene very quickly to find a caravan fully involved in fire and spreading to the house prompting an escalated response,” an FRV statement said.

As the fire spread to some nearby trees and adjoining fence, breathing apparatus was required to attack the fire from all angles.

A total of 30 firefighters responded to the call, with five pumpers, a rescue unit and an aerial unit to assist in putting the fire out.

“All occupants were accounted for as the fire was deemed under control within 20 minutes of the first FRV trucks arriving on scene,” FRV said.

The cause of the fire is still yet to be determined and will be investigated by specialist fire investigators.

Firefighters were still monitoring the house on Thursday 8 February.

Both power and gas companies were on scene isolating services to the property.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were also on scene to offer assistance.