On Tuesday 18th April, 11 Fire Trucks From Frankston, Patterson River, Mount Eliza, Mornington, Langwarren and Baxter fought a blaze that broke out in the Commonwealth Building roughly around 5:20pm in Frankston.
The automatic fire alarm alerted firefighters, which numerous calls to Triple o (000) shortly followed.
The building was quickly evacuated, and the fire was controlled within 20 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several hours.
The building at 20 Davey St, Frankston remains closed for repairs after extensive smoke, fire, and water damage.
The blaze is not believed to be suspicious.
Australian Red Cross Blood Bank and the office of Dunkley federal Liberal MP Chris Crewther also reside in the building.
- Bayside News: Heater blamed for Centrelink Fire
- Herald Sun: Frankston Centrelink building closed following blaze
— Adam Lancaster (@AdamLancasterAU) April 18, 2017
— Paul Edbrooke MP (@paul4frankston) April 18, 2017
— Alan Tudge (@AlanTudgeMP) April 24, 2017
Frankston DHS Centrelink and Medicare office is on fire pic.twitter.com/0885b8G6D1
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) April 18, 2017