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Abbotsford building fire under control quickly

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02 Aug 2019
More than 30 firefighters quickly controlled a fire which took hold of a building in Abbotsford just after 10pm on Thursday evening.

Initial crews arrived to the Johnston Street property in less than five minutes to find a fire on ground floor of the two storey building.

Wearing breathing apparatus, eight firefighters entered the building in a bid to quickly contain the fire and search for occupants.

Thankfully no one was found inside and there are no reports of injury.

Additional crews set about checking the rest of the property to ensure the fire did not spread.

Their efforts ensured the blaze was declared under control just 15 minutes after the first call to Triple Zero (000).

Crews remained on scene late into the evening and ventilated the building and continued to monitor for any hot spots.

At this stage it’s not clear what caused the fire to start however MFB's specialist Fire Investigation Unit will analyse the scene on Friday. 

At the height of the fire there were six firefighting appliances including an aerial unit, plus three other units.

MFB was supported at the scene by Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

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