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Thirteen squatters flee Melbourne blaze

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016

Thirteen squatters have fled a Melbourne residence after it caught fire overnight.

Firefighters initially struggled to access the Essendon property in the early hours of Thursday because bars and boarding covered the front windows.

Firefighters have attended a Melbourne residence after it went up in flames. © AAP Image/Julian Smith Firefighters have attended a Melbourne residence after it went up in flames. The squatters were safely evacuated but the fire caused extensive damage to the front room and roof, the MFB said in a statement, adding that it took 26 firefighters 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

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