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Carlton restaurant fire under control quickly

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08 Nov 2019
Firefighters have quickly controlled a fire which broke out at a restaurant on University Street in Carlton just after 7:15am this morning.

Several Triple Zero (000) calls were received from community members who noted smoke coming from the roof line near Lygon Street.

The initial crews arrived at the scene within five minutes and requested additional resources.

Access to the seat of the fire was difficult initially; crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the building in a bid to knock down the fire.

Additional crews were quickly able to ensure the fire did not spread to the adjacent units.

Efficient work by firefighters saw the fire declared under control within 25 minutes of their arrival on scene.

MFB is being supported at the scene by Victoria Police, and Ambulance Victoria.

Thankfully there are no reports of injuries.

Firefighters believe the blaze began in the kitchen at the premises, but MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation unit will analyse the scene further alongside the Melbourne City Council’s Building Surveyor and the Department of Health and Human Services. 

At the peak of the fire there were seven firefighting appliances on scene including two aerial appliances, in addition to two support units and a Command unit.

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