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(LIVE) Fire at the Melbourne Bulding

By dr phil - 1 October 2009 13

I look live now at the Melbourne building, 55 London crt, as smoke rages out of the Melbourne building, It smells electrical and being lunch time one can only say it may be a kitchen.

The Act Fire brigade has just show up (quick as) and are going in… more to come

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(LIVE) Fire at the Melbourne Bulding
Pseudo Nym 8:49 pm 02 Oct 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Fires have usually been the domain of the Sydney Building. There was a small fire at The Avenue in the early-mid 90s and a more significant blaze at Mooseheads in the early 2000s.

Good to see Melbourne getting in on the act.

Are you suggesting this might have been a bit of Sydney Melbourne rivalry?

j from the block 10:28 am 02 Oct 09

I had my florist in the Sydney building when the blaze hit mooseheads. Was not a fun thing pulling on to london circuit seeing your building surrounded by firies. They did a great job, and reminded lots of folk in the building (thankfully not the Phoenix) that perhaps a workplace that is a fire hazard is a bad idea.
The boys from the old bin and the ave cleared their roof space quite quickly that week.
We just kept rocking on in our little florist.
The Melbourne might be a bit shinier after the refurb, but the Sydney has more ” character “

Thoroughly Smashed 7:51 pm 01 Oct 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Fires have usually been the domain of the Sydney Building. There was a small fire at The Avenue in the early-mid 90s and a more significant blaze at Mooseheads in the early 2000s.

I’d have settled for Mooseheads going up again. Ahh well.

che 6:26 pm 01 Oct 09

Good work Sid

Holden Caulfield 4:58 pm 01 Oct 09

Fires have usually been the domain of the Sydney Building. There was a small fire at The Avenue in the early-mid 90s and a more significant blaze at Mooseheads in the early 2000s.

Good to see Melbourne getting in on the act.

(Hopefully nobody was hurt!)

dr phil 4:36 pm 01 Oct 09

We will have to wait for the slow Canberra times to come out to see what the story was, would look on line but who ever runs that site should lose his/her job, it’s just a mirror of news.com, if it happend in Sydney… thats news WE WOULD ALL KNOW THE INS AND OUTS.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:58 pm 01 Oct 09

grundy said :

Damn, Mezzalira has really gone down-hill over the last year or two, but they dont deserve to burn down…. yet!

I wonder how insured they are…?

sid 2:24 pm 01 Oct 09

‘Destroyed’ is a bit much. There was only a little bit of fire and a lot of smoke from what I saw. I’m by no means an expert but I doubt there is any real structural damage.

George D 2:18 pm 01 Oct 09

A fire destroyed part of the Melbourne Building? How awful if true.

grundy 2:13 pm 01 Oct 09

Damn, Mezzalira has really gone down-hill over the last year or two, but they dont deserve to burn down…. yet!

Danman 1:50 pm 01 Oct 09

Sounds like someone skimped on cleaning their extractor filters for way too long..

Rawhide Kid No 2 1:36 pm 01 Oct 09

Whew!!! That was close. Thought the developers would move in after the demise of the Melbourne Building…….

sid 1:20 pm 01 Oct 09

Haven’t posted here before but given what I just saw I thought it was as good an excuse as any:

It’s Mezzalira. I was walking past and went around the back to try and work out where the smoke was coming from to find the back of their kitchen filled with it. There was a kitchen ventilation duct on fire in the store room out the back, showed the owner/chef (whoever he was) who had a fire extinguisher and he gave it a blast that seemed to put it out. Looks like the firies are just mopping up now.

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