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Mooroopna caravan fire probe

By Shepparton News

A caravan fire at Vara-Ville Village, Mooroopna, on Sunday is being investigated.

CFA District 22 operations officer Travis Harris said neighbours called firefighters at 11.07pm while they fought off the blaze with hoses.

‘‘The caravan was fully engulfed with flames and the blaze took roughly half an hour to contain,’’ Mr Harris said.

He said a woman suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to hospital.

A Vara-Ville Village resident of five years, Cindy McLeod, woke up when her neighbour banged on her door. ‘‘As soon as I came outside I could see the flames and I thought, ‘we’re in trouble here’,’’ Ms McLeod said.

She said the fire was a reminder of how close the homes were to each other.

‘‘It was very scary and we all just jumped into action to stop the fire spreading,’’ she said.