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Residents evacuated following Korean supermarket fire in Melbourne CBD

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02 Mar 2015
A fire in a ground floor shop in a seven-storey apartment building caused the evacuation of residents early this morning.

Crews were called to a fire in the Korean Supermarket just before 2am and the shop was totally involved in fire when firefighters arrived on scene.

An adjoining premises was threatened but the fire was contained to the supermarket.

The fire did not spread to the upper floors of the building.

Fifty residents from 24 units were evacuated by fire crews who were assisted by Police.  There were no reports of any injuries. It was more than one hour before the fire was deemed under control.

The damage is estimated to be approximately $1,500,000.

The cause of the fire will be investigated by the MFB Fire Investigation Unit in daylight hours. 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  9
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  2
Other units:  4

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 50

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