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Coronavirus testing site in Melbourne is set on fire

A coronavirus testing site has been set alight and injured one of the security guards. 

The closed testing tent in Mernda, north Melbourne, was set on fire around 10.35pm on Monday night. 

Two security guards on duty at the Waterview Recreation Reserve site noticed the blaze and contacted emergency services. 

A coronavirus testing site in Mernda, north Melbourne, was set on fire on Monday night and caused minor injuries to a security guard (coronavirus testing in Melbourne pictured)

A coronavirus testing site in Mernda, north Melbourne, was set on fire on Monday night and caused minor injuries to a security guard (coronavirus testing in Melbourne pictured) 

Fire Rescue Victoria rushed to the testing site to put out the fire.

The blaze caused minor damage to the side of the marquee.   

Paramedics also checked one of the security guards for minor smoke inhalation. 

He was later cleared to resume work.  

Victoria Police are investigating the incident and are seeking to speak to three men aged in their twenties. 

The men were spoken to by the security guards shortly before the fire started. 

More to come 

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