Breaking News

Fire destroys Mooroopna railway station

January 13, 2018

The Mooroopna railway station was burnt to the ground overnight.

The historic Mooroopna railway station has been burnt to the ground overnight.

CFA were called to the Young St address at approximately 3am this morning.

Six CFA units from Mooroopna, Shepparton and Toolamba attended the scene.

The fire had been burning for sometime and was on the ground when the first emergency services arrived according to Mooroopna CFA captain Ray Stockwell.

Police have set up a crime scene and fire investigators will attend the scene later this morning to determine a cause of the fire.

The station was opened on January 13, 1880, which meant the fire took place 138 years to the day after the opening.

UPDATE 3.15pm:

Arson detectives are yet to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed the Mooroopna Railway Station at around 3am this morning but believe the incident was suspicious.

The arson squad attended the scene for several hours today and Shepparton Police Detective Senior Constable Mick Guppy said they would be likely to determine the cause by mid-week next week.

Onlookers described the scene as “very sad” and expressed their disappointment in seeing the building burned to the ground.

See more in Monday’s Shepparton News.

UPDATE 10am:

V/Line has released a statement following the Mooroopna Railway Station fire overnight.
A spokesperson from V/Line said the station had been destroyed.
"V/Line will work closely with Victoria Police and will assist with the investigation," they said.
"Trains on the line are currently being replaced by coaches as there are planned maintenance works being carried out this weekend."
Coaches are now unable to enter the station precinct, according to the statement, and a temporary coach stop has been set up on McLennan Street.
Signage has been erected at the station to inform passengers of the change.
Mooroopna Station is situated on the Shepparton line and is unstaffed. 

UPDATE 9.30am:

V/Line announced on Twitter that the coach stop has been moved to opposite Billy's Bakehouse on the Midland Highway. 

Local fire investigators have attended the scene and the arson squad are on their way for further investigations.

More in Shepparton News
Login Sign Up

Dummy text