Fire emergency in Epping, Melbourne at Supercheap Auto
Massive fire erupts at a Supercheap Auto store in Melbourne causing traffic chaos for thousands of commuters and sending toxic smoke into the air as residents are warned to shut their windows
- A fire broke out at a Supercheap Auto in Melbourne
- More than 80 firefighters rushed to the store at 5am
More than 80 firefighters are battling a blaze in Melbourne after a Supercheap Auto burst into flames.
About 25 fire trucks rushed to the Epping Homemaker Centre, in the city’s north, in response to a fire at the car supply store at about 5am on Wednesday.
Firefighters were still working to put out the blaze at 7am with authorities warning people living and driving in the area to close their windows due to toxic smoke.
A fire at a Supercheap Auto store in Epping, Melbourne, has been burning for two hours (pictured, firefighters at the scene early Wednesday morning)
More than 80 firefighters battled against the fire, which started at about 5am on Wednesday (pictured, the store’s burnt front)
People who are particularly sensitive to smoke were advised to turn off their heating and cooling systems.
Units from Fire Rescue Victoria and the state’s Country Fire Authority attended the scene.
The fire has caused significant traffic delays and motorists have been advised to avoid the area by using Edgar Rd or Dalton Rd.
Roadblocks around the intersection of High St and Cooper St remained in place at 7.30am.
Fire and Rescue Victoria said a ‘second hand goods retailer’ was also alight.
More to come.
Firefighters were still battling against the fire at 7am (pictured, firefighters at the scene)