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100 firefighters battle Mordialloc factory blaze

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06 Oct 2015
Firefighters from MFB and CFA brigades worked as one to fight a massive factory fire in a car parts recycling business in Mordialloc overnight

The blaze was reported just after 2am and was already threatening nearby premises when crews first arrived at the scene.

Additional crews were called when the fire appeared to be spreading into a plastics factory located behind the recycling business.

The intense heat caused several wall segments to loose cohesion and move.

An exclusion zone was set up to ensure firefighters safety in the event of a collapse.

The single storey factory of “tilt-slab” construction measured 60 metres by 100 meters.

Firefighters worked for two hours to bring the blaze under control, which caused over a million dollars worth of damage.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and is under investigation.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  19
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  4
Other units:  6

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
100+

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