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Hotel destroyed in Sea Lake blaze

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  • Photo courtesy of @arlene_sachon
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By: CFA News

Category: Incidents - Structure

  3.37 PM 10 April, 2017

Location: District 18 News

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CFA firefighters were called to an early morning fire at the Sea Lake hotel today, 10 April.

Shortly after 12.30am CFA crews responded to a fire on Best Street.

District 18 Rostered Duty Officer Mick Sporton said CFA crews worked well to control the blaze as the hotel as well alight upon the brigade’s arrival.

“The structure was collapsing in on itself so firefighters performed an external attack of the fire,” Mr Sporton said.

“CFA crews remained on scene for a while blacking out and checking for spots with a thermal imaging camera.”

Sea Lake Fire Brigade Captain Paul Allan said crews responded quickly to the scene and worked effectively as a team.

“Brigades arrived and got straight to work to contain the fire,” Mr Allan said.

“Swan Hill arrived promptly with their Salvage unit to assess the building’s condition and provide their expertise to help with our firefight and investigation.”

Breathing Apparatus was in used by fire crews. Ambulance Victoria, Police and building surveyors also responded.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, with CFA and police investigators working to determine a cause.

Five CFA trucks from Sea Lake, Berriwillock and Swan Hill attended.

Last Updated: 11 April 2017