“That set off a quick response in the city. We’ve got fire stations nearby, so that got a very heavy and quick response to get fire crews on scene,” he said.
Residents in the inner-city suburbs of Albert Park, Docklands, Melbourne, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, South Wharf, and Southbank were issued an advice alert by Vic Emergency.
Police say the exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and an arson chemist attended the scene this morning.
The fire is being considered as suspicious at this stage. Police encourage people with information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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