Flames engulf boarding house

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FIRE gutted a Karingal Drive house on 6 August. CFA attended to extinguish the blaze. Picture: Gary Sissons

A FIRE tore through a boarding home on Karingal Drive, around 10.30am 6 August. 

Five people were inside the house when a room was engulfed in flames. Everyone escaped the house without injury. Police said that “extensive damage” was caused to the house.

Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 63-year-old occupant of the property in relation to the fire and charged him with arson, conduct endangering serious injury, and conduct endangering life.

Police said that the Salvos were helping occupants of the home relocated.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 August 2019

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