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Toora farmhouse goes up in smoke

FIRE razed a 100-year-old farmhouse to the ground in Grip Road, Toora last Friday.

Owned by Ian and Chris Dubignon, the house was tenanted by their son and daughter-in-law, who were in the process of moving out.

Thankfully, nobody was home at the time. However, many belongings of considerable value were awaiting removal and were lost in the fire.

Ian noticed smoke when he was on his way to the property at around 11am. Finding the front rooms well alight, he dialled 000.

Toora CFA responded with two tankers, Welshpool and Foster each with a tanker and support vehicle. Police also attended. The fifteen CFA members controlled the blaze, but nothing could be done to save the century-old house.

Despite livestock sheltering close by, no losses were recorded.

The fire is being treated as non-suspicious, however investigations are continuing into the possible cause. At this stage the possibility of an electrical fault is being considered.

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