FRV responded to an incident in Warrigal road, Oakleigh just before midnight on Saturday.
Arriving on scene within four minutes, crews found smoke issuing from the roof of a double storey set of shops.
A number of people had already evacuated with the assistance of Victoria Police, however it was reported there may be additional people inside the building.
Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters gained access to the property and conducted a search to ensure no one was inside.
The fire was located in an upstairs bedroom and the incident was brought under control within 26 minutes.
Ambulance Victoria assessed multiple people on scene.
Victoria Police are investigating.
Reviewed 18 September 2021