Dozens evacuated in Docklands apartment fire
Dozens of residents have been evacuated from a Docklands tower due to a fire.
MFB crews were called to the Waterside Place apartment building amid reports of a fire in the rubbish chute about 5am, bringing the blaze under control within minutes.
One resident, Martin, told Channel Nine there was a lot of smoke coming from the chute but no damage to apartments.
“Fire was definitely accumulating through the building, there was a lot of smoke,” he said.
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Meanwhile, the crews responding to the blaze also noticed a small fire at a low-rise apartment complex about 300 metres away.
That blaze was also brought under control within minutes.