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Intense fire at Berwick gym

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  8.10 AM 3 February, 2016


Location: District 8 News

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CFA crews responded to a fire at a gym in Enterprise Avenue in Berwick overnight.

Crews attended the building around 8.30pm on 2 February after flames were sighted.

CFA District 8 Acting Operations Officer Andrew Turner said the fire gutted two small factories.

“The fuel loads inside the building like foam mattresses caused a lot of heat and thick black smoke to issue from the building.

“It was an intense, confined space fire.”

The fire was brought under control around 8.50pm.

Andrew said there was minor damage caused to the adjoining buildings.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and CFA fire investigators are attending the scene today with police.

Crews from Berwick, Dandenong, Hallam and Bayswater attended.

Last Updated: 03 February 2016