Firefighters respond to a 2nd Alarm shop fire in Sydney Rd, Coburg

Published:
Thursday, 6 June 2024 at 8:48 pm
At 4:26AM, Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) responded to an incident following multiple calls to Triple Zero (000) reporting a shop fire in Sydney Rd, Coburg.
 
FRV arrived on scene within 5 minutes to find a single storey tobacco retail business in a shopping strip well alight.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the building and aggressively attacked the fire to quell the flames and stop its spread to adjoining premises.
 
Victoria Police closed Sydney Road in both directions.
 
The fire was deemed Under Control at 05:03am.
 
The shop has received extensive damage in the blaze, but firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to adjoining businesses.
 
The fire has been deemed as suspicious and will be investigated by Victoria Police.
 
FRV will remain at the scene for several hours to fully extinguishing the fire.
 
Ambulance Victoria are on the scene monitoring the health and wellbeing of firefighters.

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