Beaumons emergency care facility has been evacuated after a building collapsed in the city centre.
The building collapsed at about 6:45pm yesterday morning.
It is believed the collapse was caused by a power failure.
Beaumongs Fire and Emergency Services has been called to the building on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Hocking Road.
The cause of the collapse is not yet known.
A spokesperson for the Department of Emergency Services confirmed that a power outage had occurred at the facility and said that it was under threat.
Beaumont Emergency Care Centre on Victoria Avenue (AAP)Beaumons Emergency Care centre has been evacuation and a large number of staff have been relocated to a nearby facility, the spokesperson said.
A large number and number of emergency services personnel have been moved to a location on Victoria Ave, Melbourne.(ABC News: Chris Hodge)A spokesperson for Beaumours Emergency Services said the facility was not affected by the power outage.
The spokesperson said that the emergency service had been notified of the power failure at Beaumonte Emergency Care, which has a staff of more than 50 and has been operating on a tight schedule.
There are about 200 staff at the emergency care building.
‘We don’t know what happened’ Melbourne City Councils emergency services spokesperson, Ian Wilson, said the emergency services were concerned that the facility could be at risk of collapse due to a lack of power and other infrastructure.
He said the City Council had received an emergency report from the Victorian Emergency Management Agency which confirmed that the building had a “significant fire risk”.
He added that the City had been advised that there was a fire hazard in the building, which was built in 1926.
“It’s not just a building collapse.
We don’t have a complete understanding of what is happening inside the building yet,” he said.
Mr Wilson said that residents in the area of the building were being urged to remain in their homes and to stay away from the area at all times.
Emergency services were being advised to remain at the location as the fire continues to burn.
Earlier this morning, a woman was injured when a building in Melbourne collapsed, with emergency services on the scene and a number of people being evacuated from nearby buildings.
Melbournians have been sharing pictures and videos on social media, with many people sharing pictures of the aftermath.
Residents of the Beaumors Emergency Care facility were evacuated after an electrical fault occurred.
(ABC News)A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after being taken to the Beaufort Hospital.
Authorities are now treating the incident as an electrical incident, but Mr Wilson said the fire had not yet reached the building.
“The building that’s in the pictures is not the building that collapsed,” he told AAP.
“It may not be the building where the electrical fire started, but we have a huge fire in the nearby area.”
The building was demolished and the firefighting team has been sent to investigate the cause of last night’s incident.
People in the community have also posted videos of the fire, including this footage.
Flames engulf a building at Beaumont Emergency Care (AAC) (ABC)Flames engulfed a building on Victoria, Melbourne’s southern outskirts, yesterday evening.
Firefighters were sent to the scene.
Some residents are also sharing videos of smoke and debris rising from the incident.
A number of residents in nearby Beauconns Park have been evacuated from their homes.
In a statement, the City of Melbourne said the building was “under siege” and “there is no immediate risk to the public”.
“A large fire was extinguished by firefighters and residents were evacuated from the site,” it said.
“As part of the ongoing emergency response, the building is under siege.
No residents or residents of the surrounding area have been injured.”
Melburnians have also been sharing videos on Twitter of the scene, with one person saying that the fire was still “burning”.
Fire crews were also sent to an apartment building in Beaumonstree and a building is currently under investigation.
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