FIRE OFFICER CRITICALLY INJURED FROM SCHOOL BLAZE
A fireman has been critically injured after a primary school fire in Melbourne’s inner East.
Michael Jones, 25, is in critical condition after receiving 50 per cent of burns to his body. He has been hospitalised along with two other firemen whom suffered smoke inhalation.
The fire occurred yesterday at Carlton end primary school, resulting in a 22 student evacuation and complete destruction of the newly constructed art building. School principle Mr Scollo has advised that “all students are safe”, a relief due the initial three boys unaccounted for.
Jones is new to the fireman occupation and is expecting a child with his wife. He is recovering at the Royal Childrens hospital, this has been a major blow to firefighting in Victoria.
It is unclear how the fire began but an electrical failing was suspected.