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Restaurant fire in Preston.

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03 Jul 2012
The restaurant was heavily smoke logged making it difficult for MFB firefighters to locate the source of the fire.

The fire in the single storey building took thirty minutes to bring under control. No injuries were recorded as the premise was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

The cause of the blaze will be investigated in daylight hours but it appears to have started and been confined to the rear of the premises away from the kitchen area.

Local council health inspectors have been notified to attend as food may have been contaminated in the restaurant and an adjoining supermarket. The building inspector will also need to attend to check the structural integrity of the building.

The damage bill has been estimated at one hundred thousand dollars.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: High St, Preston
Date: July 2, 2012 
Time: 22:26 hours     
Call Number: 517

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters:22

Officer in charge: Commander Costa Katsikis

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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