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More than 50 firefighters battle supermarket blaze in Brunswick East

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27 Aug 2018
More than 50 MFB firefighters are working to contain a blaze which has broken out at an abandoned supermarket on Lygon Street in Brunswick East.

Initial crews were called shortly before 3:30am this morning, when they arrived on scene the building was fully alight with significant amounts of smoke issuing. 

The hard work of firefighters has ensured the fire has been contained to the 20 x 40m building, after inital fears for its spread to neighbouring properties. 

The building’s roof has collapsed and firefighters attacked the blaze externally using aerial appliances and hose lines.

The building runs between Lygon and Eddy Streets and crews are tackling  the blaze from both sides.

Lygon St is closed between Albion and Stewart St, East Brunswick and is expected to remain closed until later this morning.

Crews are working to ensure that the impact to Lygon St trams is minimised, and it is anticipated there may be disruptions to peak hour this morning.

Members of the community are asked to aviod the area if possible.

The blaze has been determined as suspicious and the scene has been handed over to Victoria Police for further investigation. 

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria were on scene assisting MFB. 

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