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School fire in Sandringham

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01 Feb 2020
More than 40 firefighters are currently responding to a fire that has taken hold of a school in Sandringham.

Crews were alerted to the building on Bamfield St at 4:23am after a number of  Triple Zero (000) callers sighted smoke and flames. 

Upon arrival building was well alight, causing the roof to collapse and the fire was threatening nearby structures.

Crews in breathing apparatus have launched an external attack on the blaze with support from aerial appliances including a teleboom and ladder platform. 

The incident is not yet under control. 

A community warning has been issued for smoke in the area. Residents are urged to stay inside and keep the area clear for emergency service vehicles.

It is not clear at this stage how the fire started. 

 

**Update 6:22am**

The fire was declared under control at 6:14am. Crews are expected to remain on scene for some time working to extinguish hotspots.

 

At the height of the incident there were 19 appliances, including aerial units and approximately 80 firefighters at the scene.  

 

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