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Firefighters secure building after woman drives into nail bar

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03 Aug 2016
Fortunately no one was injured after a woman drove into an Avondale Heights nail bar this morning.

MFB firefighters have prevented a building from collapsing after an elderly woman drove into an Avondale Heights nail bar this morning.

Crews were called to Military Road at 10.30am to attend a single car motor vehicle accident, which had driven into the double brick wall of a shop.

On arrival MFB crews found the vehicle had gone through the double brick wall of a two storey building. 

Ambulance Victoria attended to an elderly female driver with minor injuries and Police provided traffic and crowd control. 

The affected wall was load bearing and deemed unsafe after consultation with the Council Building Surveyor. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) crews were called to respond with the USAR and timber pods. 

USAR crews led by Senior Station Officer Darren Roper with the support of USAR operators and the firefighters on scene worked to move rubble and provide support to the wall to prevent any further collapse. 

Commander Bill Weir has praised the firefighters for their efforts.

"The MFB demonstrated a high level of skills and capability," he said.

"Fortunately there were no serious injuries coming from this incident."


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