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Burst hot water unit sees high-rise flood on Therry Street

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17 Aug 2019
MFB Firefighters were called to Therry Street in Melbourne’s CBD at around 3:10pm on Saturday after a hot water system burst on level 23 of a 48 storey high rise.

Two levels of the building were directly affected after water travelled through service ducts into common areas and caused water damage to floors underneath.  

MFB and Victoria Police conducted the evacuation of approximately 80 residents into the foyer to ensure their safety.

Firefighters are currently working to conduct safety checks on affected levels to ensure there is no risk of fire or electrical hazards.

Crews are working closely with the building manager, the Municipal Building Surveyor, and Victoria Police to ensure the building can be reoccupied as soon as possible.

Thankfully, levels 24 and above have been deemed as safe and residents are able to return to their apartments.

Emergency services are working to arrange emergency accommodation for residents in apartments which are not safe to enter.

At the height of the incident there were four appliances and two Command units at the scene.

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