Unit fire at Blakeview - 2 September 2019

At 11:55 this morning CFS and MFS crews were alerted to a fire in a two storey unit at Village Terrace, Blakeview, with 000 callers reporting membersof the public attempting to put the fire out with a garden hose and check if anyone was home.

No residents were home at the time of the fire.

Three CFS and three MFS crews responded and arrived to find the fire had spread from the ground floor to a balcony and second floor ceiling.

Crews were able to contain the fire and protect the neighbouring two units.

As a result of the fire, an internal water pipe ruptured and caused considerable water damage inside the unit.

Fire Cause Investigators will attend the scene to determine the cause of the fire, with smoke and water damages estimated to be approximately $400,000.