Man and dog die in shed fire in Melbourne's outer east
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Man and dog die in shed fire in Melbourne's outer east

A man has died alongside his dog in a shed fire in Melbourne's outer east.

Neighbours reported hearing "a lot of screaming" before a structure on Station Street in Ferntree Gully went up in flames about 4.45pm on Friday.

Emergency services, including the police and the Country Fire Authority, were called to the address just after 4.45pm, and extinguished the fire within minutes.

Station Street in Ferntree Gully where a man and his dog have died in a shed fire.

Station Street in Ferntree Gully where a man and his dog have died in a shed fire. Credit:Google Maps

A man, who is yet to be identified, and a dog were found dead inside.

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No-one else was injured.

Police are not treating the fire as suspicious.

Nearby resident John told 3AW he heard a lot of commotion prior to the blaze.

"I heard a lot, a lot of screaming, and then almost like a couple of minutes later the house went up in flames. But they got it under control pretty quick," he said.

"It was pretty quick [to start], there was black smoke and stuff, I was coughing and choking.

"There was a lot of screaming before it went up. I don't know who it was."

Four trucks from the CFA attended the fire, and a spokesman said the source of the fire had not been determined.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Simone is a breaking news reporter for The Age. Most recently she covered breaking news for The Australian in Melbourne.

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