An exclusive floating nightclub in Melbourne has gone up in flames in a ‘suspicious’ fire after neighbours complained about the noise.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire at ATET after a ball of flames was spotted erupting from the roof of the club around 4.30am on Tuesday.
The club, moored to North Wharf in the Docklands, only opened in August but has been marred by noise complaints since opening.
A Victoria Police spokesman told NCA NewsWire that emergency services were called to the fire after onlookers on the Bolte Bridge spotted the blaze.
He said nobody was on the boat when crews arrived.
Emergency crews have battled an intense blaze on a Melbourne party boat that was moored at Docklands. Picture: 7 NEWS
ATET (pictured) was a popular spot for Melbourne clubbers
Fire Rescue Victoria commander Mitch Simons told 3AW the fire was being treated as ‘suspicious’ because of how late it started and the raft of noise complaints that the venue had been the subject of.
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in six minutes but the damage was significant.
The club operated between 4pm and 11pm on Thursdays and Fridays and from 10am on Saturdays to 1am on Sundays.
The ATET boat was damaged after an intense blaze was discovered on Tuesday. Picture: 7 NEWS
The floating nightclub had showcased a sold-out show on Saturday and was docked when the fire started.
Police will investigate the cause of the fire and anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers.
ATET has been contacted for comment by NCA Newswire.
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