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Hampton shop blaze under control

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14 Jan 2020
More than 40 firefighters were called in after a shop on Hampton Street in Hampton caught alight.

Initial crews arrived on scene at around a quarter to 11 on Tuesday evening and quickly called for a ladder platform aerial appliance for additional support.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus began to attack the fire from the front, with additional crews entering via the rear to fight the fire.

Their efforts ensured the fire was contained to the rear of the single storey shop. It was declared under control in one hour and 17 minutes.

Crews then set about checking the buildings either side to ensure there was no smoke damage, and that the fire did not spread.

At this stage it is not known what caused the fire to start, however investigations will take place.

At the height of the fire there were eight firefighting appliances on scene, in addition to a rescue unit, two aerial units and two support and control units.

Ambulance Victoria Paramedics assisted on scene to ensure the health of responding crews.

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