I saw the Melbourne Art Centre’s spire on fire. Story here.
Melbourne Arts Centre set alight during fireworks
MELBOURNE’S Arts Centre spire has caught fire in a dramatic conclusion to the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
The fire appeared to be caused by a firework that failed to discharge properly during the spectacular show, which was witnessed by more than half a million people.
The area around the Arts Centre was evacuated immediately following the end of the of the fireworks.
Thirty minutes into the New Year, the flames covered two sides of the Arts Centre peak in St Kilda Rd as fire trucks tried to navigate their way through hundreds of thousands of revellers.