Firefighters battle Abbotsford building fire

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 at 9:22 pm

30 firefighters responded to a building fire in Abbotsford this morning.

FRV crews were called to the Victoria Street incident at 5.12am after multiple callers to Triple Zero (000) reported the fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene in six minutes to find smoke issuing from the building.  

Wearing breathing apparatus, crews searched the building. Fortunately, there were no occupants in the building at the time of the incident.

Firefighters also evacuated neighbouring properties as a precaution.

Crews worked quickly to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings.

The fire was declared under control in 30 minutes from crews first arrival, at 5.48am.

Firefighters will remain on scene to completely extinguish the fire and to make the scene safe.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics also attended, ensuring the welfare of FRV crews.

At the height of the incident there were 10 FRV firefighting appliances on scene, including five pumpers and an aerial unit.

Victoria Police remain on scene to manage traffic flow. Motorists and commuters are advised to avoid the area if possible.