A YOUNG couple has been left devastated after their recently purchased Mortlake fish 'n' chip shop burnt down overnight.
The fire brigade was called shortly before 10.30pm after witnesses report seeing smoke issuing from the roof of Bread And Batter, which had reopened in February as a cafe, bakery and fish 'n' chip.
Fire investigators will inspect the scene this morning.
The cause is unknown at this stage.
The building was completely destroyed by the blaze, which is believed to have started in the roof.
Jeremy Deininger submitted this image of a firefighter at the scene last night.
CFA district five duty officer Steve Cooper said the 10 brigades attended the scene.
"There were electrical wires down outside that were sparking all over the ground," Mr Cooper said.
"It was a bit of a hazard so we weren't able to get to it as quick as we'd have liked."