- Monday, 22 January 2024 at 8:49 pm
At 5.06AM, Fire Rescue Victoria was called to a fire at a gym on Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North.
Firefighters arrived within six minutes to find the 80m x 30m brick structure well alight.
With neighbouring buildings at risk, crews acted quickly to safely evacuate 31 people from a nearby residential property and a restaurant.
An aggressive attack meant firefighters were able to contain the fire to two storeys of the building.
The scene was declared under control at 6.59AM.
A Community Advice notice has been issued for smoke in the area.