A HASTINGS laundromat has been temporarily shut down after a fire last Thursday (3 August) destroyed machinery and stock.
The fire broke out at the Westside Laundrette in Victoria Street overnight and was responded to by Hastings and Bittern fire brigades as well as Fire Rescue Victoria.
Firefighters were on the scene in minutes and crews donned breathing apparatus so they could begin working to contain the fire.
It was a multi-service response, with Somers Fire Brigade turning out breathing apparatus support vehicle before Fire Rescue Victoria was called in for support and a ladder platform from Dandenong arrived to allow the roof to be assessed.
Two volunteers from Western Port Fire Brigades Group CFA also attended.
United Energy, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria responded for the protection of crews and the public.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.