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Station Pier evacuated following fire

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04 Sep 2017
MFB firefighters have responded to a fire alarm call at Station Pier in Port Melbourne this afternoon.

The initial alarm came through at 12:12pm and on arrival crews found the fire, which started on level 1, had spread into the wall and roof space. 

Strong winds helped fan the fire so extra trucks were sent to help contain the fire. 

Firefighter operations were also hampered as the internal staircase was compromised by fire within the terminal building. 

Approximately 20 workers evacuated the Pier. 

Asbestos has been determined to be present so precautions are in place. 

The fire took approximately one hour to bring under control and crews are expected to remain on scene for some time. 

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria are also assisting. 

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and investigators will be attending. 

There will be no significant impact on operations of Spirit of Tasmania.  

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 5
Aerial: 2
Rescue: 1
Others: 3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHERS: 30

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