Fire destroys house

RAZED. Fire destroyed a house near Cohuna this morning.

RAZED. Fire destroyed a house near Cohuna this morning.

POLICE have spent today investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house southeast of Cohuna.

Personnel from the Cohuna, Kerang and Leitchville brigades worked to save the house, located on a Murray Valley Highway property, at around 3.30am.

It took firefighters close to 40 minutes to contain the blaze, which razed the farmhouse.

"Upon arriving at the scene, we realised we needed more resources to contain the fire, so tankers from Kerang, Koondrook and Leitchville were called to provide assistance with water resources," Cohuna Fire Brigade captain, Mathew Trigg said.

"Koondrook and Macorna were called to head back enroute once it looked like those on the scene had the fire under control.

"All brigades in attendance worked tremendously well together to contain the fire and ensure it did not spread to any adjoining buildings."

The occupants of the house were on holiday at the time of the blaze, with police informing them of the situation later in the day.

"The Country Fire Brigade, Gannawarra Shire Council and Police Victoria welfare office will offer emergency accommodation and vouchers for food and clothing to the family, and they also have family living in the area," Mr Trigg said.

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