A melting ceiling fan alerted horrified residents to a fire in their Hawthorn home in the early hours of this morning.
Fire Rescue Victoria firefighters were called to the apartment on Church Street just after 4.01am, arriving within six minutes to find smoke billowing from the top level of the building.
More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze, bringing it under control within an hour.
Thankfully no one was injured.
At the height of the incident there were eight firefighting appliances on scene, including five Pumpers, one Rescue Unit and one Aerial Unit.
Crews remained on scene to ensure all hot spots were extinguished, and Fire Investigators will attend the scene this morning to investigate the cause of the incident.
Ambulance Victoria paramedics and Victoria Police also attended.
Reviewed 23 June 2021