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Crews stop Chapel Street shop fire from spreading

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21 Jan 2019
Quick work from MFB firefighters has ensured a fire which tore through a restaurant was stopped before it could spread to the connected row of shops on Chapel Street.

Crews were called to the second storey of building on Mechanics Lane in Windsor just before 1:15pm, after a fire engulfed the back of the shop.

Firefighters from Windsor Fire station arrived on scene in just three minutes to find the building well alight.

Wearing breathing apparatus they made their way into the building through the front and back doors to attack the fire from the inside.

At the peak of the blaze there were approximately 26 firefighters working to contain the fire.

Their efforts ensured the inferno was brought under control in just 19 minutes.

Although there have been no reports of injuries Ambulance Victoria Paramedics are at the scene monitoring the situation and ensuring the welfare of attending firefighters.

Crews will remain at the scene until the fire has been completely extinguished, which is expected to take some time.

Vehicles and pedestrians should avoid the area, and trams travelling in both directions down Chapel Street have been stopped to ensure the fire fight can continue.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.  

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