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Early morning hotel fire in Thorpdale
Early this morning (4 April) CFA firefighters were called to the scene of a fatal hotel fire in Thorpdale.
Crews arrived at 1.40am to find the top level of the two-storey of the hotel well alight.
CFA Operations Officer Bill Alards said despite devastating circumstances, firefighters did a brilliant job.
“Crews restricted the fire to the second storey of the building and took just over an hour to bring the incident under control,” said Mr Alards.
“The building roof had partially collapsed and we had crews on the scene battling the fire in breathing apparatus.”
The fire was called under control at 2.55am.
A body has since been located on the property and is yet to be formally identified.
Fire investigators from CFA and VicPol will work together to determine the cause.
CFA vehicles from Allambee, Driffield, Mirboo North, Moe South, Morwell, Thorpdale, Trafalgar, Yarragon and Yinnar attended the incident.