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Crews control Mitcham restaurant blaze

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01 Mar 2019
More than 26 firefighters were responded when a fire took hold of a Mitcham restaurant at around noon.

MFB crews were alerted to the blaze on Mitcham Road and arrived to the scene in less than six minutes.

Initial responders were met with a fire which had spread across the double storey restaurant, and into the roof space.

Firefighters entered the building wearing breathing apparatus masks for protection against the thick smoke.

They conducted an internal search for any occupants, and aggressively attacked the fire to stop it from spreading.  

Crews on scene worked hard and managed to bring the fire under control by 12:22pm, less than half an hour after the initial Triple Zero (000) call.

Mitcham Road is blocked in both directions, and the community are asked to avoid the area and ensure the roads remain clear for emergency services.

Six firefighting appliances are at the incident, in addition to an aerial teleboom appliance and Commanders.

After investigation by MFB firefighters, the incident has been deemed as suspicious and has been handed over to Victoria Police Arson Squad for further analysis.  

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