Police news: Traralgon fire

A MAN in his 50s sustained minor burns to his arms following a house fire in Traralgon on Monday night.

Traralgon Fire Brigade station officer Chris Loeschenkohl said the Donald Court home, with seven occupants, did not have a working smoke detector.

“One of the occupants heard something fall, went to check it out and there was a fire in the laundry,” Mr Loeschenkohl said.

Four appliances attended the scene. The blaze took 10 minutes to get under control.

The fire was deemed non-suspicious. The cause is under investigation.

“It’s a timely reminder in regards to smoke detectors, making sure batteries have been changed and they’re in working order,” Mr Loeschenkohl said.

“It’s lucky the occupants were awake at time of the fire and were able to get out.”

Traralgon police are investigating a theft from Kathmandu in Traralgon on 16 November.

Two, black ‘Pocket-it’ men’s waterproof rain jackets valued at $119 each were stolen.

Police would like to speak with two men, one described as between 13 and 15 years old, Caucasian with blonde hair, blue eyes, freckles and a slim build, wearing a baseball cap, white T-shirt and blue backpack.

Anybody with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A SMALL fire occurred on a conveyor about 7.25pm Monday at the Yallourn Power Station.

Onsite crews extinguished the fire quickly.

The incident was believed to be caused by rubbing of the conveyor belt.