La Mama spared from new fire despite initial alarm

The arts sector woke in a panic on Friday to news that the heritage theatre, gutted by fire in May 2018, was again ablaze. The small fire was, in fact, in a neighbouring building, and was swiftly controlled.

Despite initial concerns, reports on Friday morning that Carlton’s historic La Mama Theatre was once again ablaze have proved false.

Melbourne Fire Brigade has confirmed that a small fire broke out at a restaurant on University Street in Carlton, immediately behind the theatre, just after 7:15am this morning.

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