Firefighters work to save Kensington shop from flames

Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 11:14 pm

FRV firefighters have made quick work of a fire which engulfed a Kensington shop in the early hours of Friday morning.

About 34 FRV firefighters responded to the Macaulay Road incident after several calls to Triple Zero (000) reported a shop fire just after 3.30am.

Firefighters arrived within six minutes to find the ground floor of a two-storey premise well alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked in groups to attack the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring shops.

A search of the premises was conducted but luckily, the building was vacant.

The fire was declared under control just after 4.30am,.

Six pumpers, one rescue unit and one aerial unit were deployed to the incident.

Specialists from FRV’s Fire Investigation Unit will be investigating the cause of the fire. Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria assisted FRV on scene.