UPDATE 9:20 AM |
Investigators have returned to an abandoned two-storey building in Miami, after it went up in flames yesterday, forcing the evacuation of nearby businesses.
One senior officer and the fire investigations unit arrived at the Hillcrest Parade building this morning.
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The exact cause of the fire remains unknown, but Queensland Fire Services said they’re looking into all possibilities.
Queensland Police will also investigate the incident and have classified the building as a crime scene.
EARLIER 3:30 PM | FIREFIGHTERS have contained a fire which ripped through a vacant office building at Miami.
The blaze broke out in the two-storey building on the corner of Paradise Avenue and Hillcrest Parade around 1.30pm.
It quickly consumed the commercial space and threatened to spread to Storage King, situated next door.
It took half a dozen fire crews around two hours to bring the blaze under control.
Despite their efforts, however, the fire still managed to cause substantial damage to the building.
Firefighters remain on the scene and are dampening down hot spots.
Investigations are now underway to determine the cause of the blaze.
EARLIER 2:30 PM | FIREFIGHTERS are battling a fire which has consumed a two-storey building at Miami.
Half a dozen crews are at the scene, fighting the blaze which has engulfed the vacant commercial building on the corner of Paradise Avenue and Hillcrest Parade.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said crews were first called to the scene around 1.30pm.
At 3pm, scores of firefighters were still working to bring the blaze under control and protect nearby properties.
The ferocious fire is burning in a building located next door to Storage King.
It is producing large amounts of smoke which has blanketed parts of the industrial area.
Firies are warning residents in the area to close their windows and doors.
Those suffering from respiratory conditions are being urged to keep their medications close by.
Motorists are being advised to proceed through the area with caution and drive to suit conditions.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
It is not yet known what caused the fire.
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