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Murchison train station fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  9.31 AM 5 June, 2014

Location: District 22 News

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A railway station at Murchison in Victoria’s north has been destroyed by fire overnight.

Ten CFA trucks were called to the Cassidys Road building just before 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 4 June).

District 22 Operations Officer John Leben said crews arrived to find the property fully involved.

“The fire was intense but crews did a fantastic job and managed to contain the blaze to the building,” he said.

“While the building is no longer in use, the station is still operational so trains were temporarily stopped from travelling through the area during the firefight.”

The train station platform and tracks weren't damaged by the blaze.

Ten CFA crews from Murchison, Shepparton, Nagambie and Arcadia, Moorilim and Wahring battled the blaze, which took more than an hour to bring under control.

Fire investigators are attending the incident this morning to determine a cause.

Last Updated: 05 June 2014