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Flue catches Fire in Little Bourke Street Restaurant

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02 Jun 2019
MFB firefighters were returning to station from a separate call when they noticed smoke issuing from a structure on Little Bourke Street just before 2:30pm, so they stopped by to investigate.

Upon arrival the crew evacuated more than 30 diners at the restaurant who were unaware of the fire, and they made the call for assistance.

Additional MFB firefighter arrived on scene to assist in less than three minutes and immediately began to attack the fire in an effort to bring it under control. 

Wearing breathing apparatus for protection from the smoke, crews made their way inside the five storey building and onto the roof.

At this early stage firefighters believe the blaze began in a flue of a restaurant inside the building. 

Initial investigations indicate fire escaped the flue and penetrated a wall and ceiling cavity.

Thankfully the building’s inbuilt sprinkler system activated, but this has caused some water damage to the restaurant. 

Firefighters were able to control the fire in less than one hour after their arrival on scene.  

Thankfully, there were no reports of injury - and all occupants safely evacuated.


Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria are assisting MFB at the scene. 

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