Engineers will visit the site early tomorrow (Tuesday 18 September) to try and locate the source of the leak and investigate the extent of damage to the structure.
Water is being pumped from under the building.
Dandenong is one of Melbourne’s largest and busiest CFA stations, and is home to 50 career firefighters supporting 43 volunteers.
It’s home to 7 fire trucks and specialist vehicles including the large Bronto Ladder Platform truck used to fight large fires from above.
CFA Southern Metropolitan Regional Director Peter Schmidt said it was too early to say what impact the discovery would have on CFA operations.
“At this early stage, we’re hoping the damage won’t mean operations will need to relocate which would be a massive undertaking. But whatever happens, we will continue to keep the community safe,” Mr Schmidt said.
He added, any damage to the building will be covered by insurance. CFA’s Asset Services branch at Headquarters is already investigating contingencies.
“CFA has strong business continuity arrangements which have already been implemented to ensure service delivery continues.”