It was a busy morning for 44 firemen as two separate buildings caught fire in the same street in Melbourne early Friday.
New Europe Restaurant on High Street, Preston already lost its first floor and was heavily damaged when the firefighters arrived at the scene at 1 AM. The residents from the neighboring houses were evacuated while the 44 firefighters were putting the fire under control, according to ABC News.
Trent Curtin, one of the firefighters at the scene, raced how the flames were leaping into the air at about 30 meters high.
“A quick, aggressive attack by firefighters brought the fire under control,” he said in an interview.
“Firefighters have been able to stop the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties.”
The cause of the fire, according to a Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesperson was a “faulty air conditioner.”
Down the street, a similar but controlled incident of fire also occurred at an accounting firm, Yahoo7 reported. The firefighters were able to neutralize the fire as well.
There were no reported casualties nor injuries in the two fires. No terrorism or any related foul play were reported by the police. Those are two separate incidents, according to them.