Fatal fire at Fitzroy North apartment block

Police are investigating a fire at an apartment building in Fitzroy North which claimed the life of a child this afternoon.

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MFB Rescue fire truck appliance
A Metropolitan Fire Brigade Rescue Unit. PHOTO: Ashley Geelan

Police are investigating a fire at an apartment building in Fitzroy North which claimed the life of a child this afternoon.

Emergency services attended an apartment block at the intersection of Clauscen and Nicholson Streets about 12:30pm.

A young child was pulled from the burning building and taken to hospital in a serious condition and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

All other residents were evacuated safely and accounted for.

Police and fire authorities are on the scene in Fitzroy. A crime scene has been set up as Arson Squad detectives investigate the circumstances of the fire.