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Maidstone building fire under control quickly

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22 Jan 2020
Almost 40 firefighters responded to Mitchell Street in Maidstone after black smoke was spotted coming out of the windows of a building just after 6:30pm.

Crews arrived on scene within seven minutes and were met with a fire in the two storey building.

Wearing breathing apparatus for protection from the smoke, they entered the burning building and attacked the blaze in a bid to stop it from spreading.

The incident was declared under control at 7:04pm however crews are working to completely extinguish the fire.

There is a lot of smoke visible near Mitchell Street and MFB has issued a community advice message for the area.

At this stage it is not yet known what caused the fire to start, however MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation Unit are set to attend the scene to analyse it once it is safe to do so.

At the height of the fire there were 10 firefighting appliances on scene including two aerial units and a rescue, in addition to two Command units.

Paramedics from Ambulance Victoria are on scene monitoring the health of firefighting crews and Victoria Police is managing traffic in the area.

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