Melbourne's Rialto Hilton evacuated
April 30, 2022 | FLORIDA JULIAN LEEK, Correspondent
Photo by Julian LeekMFD Tower 74 on scene
Photo by Julian LeekSupport from Melbourne Airport Police Department
Photo by Julian LeekMelbourne Airport Police with engine
Photo by Julian LeekBCFR ambulance on standby with evacuees
Photo by Julian LeekCommand unit
Photo by Julian LeekMost of the MFD fire trucks were on the scene
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Multiple Melbourne Fire and Police units responded to the multi-story Rialto Hilton due to a light haze of smoke detected on the fourth floor. Guest were evacuated to the parking lot as firefighters with high-rise packs and fans, entered the building. AC belt was found to be the cause of the smoke.