Fire Rescue Victoria

Suspicious fire in Flora Hill overnight

Approximately 10 firefighters responded to Retreat Road overnight, following a Triple Zero (000) call reporting a fire just before 1am.

09/02/21 13.59pm

FRV crews from Bendigo Fire Station (FS73) arrived on scene to find a building well alight and crews worked quickly to set up hose lines.

Firefighters made entry into the building and searched the property for occupants, but found no one inside at the time of the fire.

Crews attacked the blaze externally and used a Ladder Platform appliance to access the roof space from above and extinguish the blaze.

The fire was declared under control less than 15 minutes after crews arrived.

The fire is believed to be suspicious and the scene had been handed to Victoria Police to investigate.

At the height of the incident there were three FRV appliances at the scene.

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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