Community hall burned down

‘Suspicious’ blaze: A Carrum community hall has gone up in flames. Picture: Gary Sissons

A COMMUNITY hall on Whatley Street went up in flames in the early hours of 5 May.

Emergency services were called out to the blaze at around 3.15am. The fire is being treated as suspicious by police.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said that surrounding homes were evacuated “as a precaution due to flying embers” and the street was closed for several hours.

Police said they did not believe anyone was in the building. 

Anyone with information is can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone New – 8 May 2019

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