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Hampton apartment complex and restaurant damaged after top floor blaze

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09 Feb 2015
Dozens of firefighters have battled an apartment fire in Hampton this afternoon.

Two units on the top floor of a four-storey building on Hampton St were severely damaged by fire this afternoon.
Units on the lower levels have been damaged by smoke and water with a restaurant (Pinocchio Pizza Restaurant) on the ground floor also affected by water.
Numerous calls were received for flames issuing at about 1.30pm.  MFB firefighters were quickly on scene and searched the top floor units to ensure no persons inside. Sadly one deceased dog was found.  
The remainder of the building was safely evacuated.  No injuries were reported. 
The concrete and double glazed construction caused firefighters difficulty in accessing areas.  The local council Building Surveyor is on scene to check the integrity of the units involved. 
The fire took two-and-a-half hours to bring under control.  
A community warning was issued due to smoke and local congestion. 
MFB firefighters will be remaining on scene into the evening to continue to extinguish hot spots.
MFB specialist Fire Investigators are currently in attendance to determine the cause which is currently unknown. 
ATTENDING APPLIANCES:  17 
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS:  approx. 45  

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