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Campbellfield factory fire update

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05 Apr 2019
**UPDATE** This fire is now under control thanks to the efforts of firefighters on scene.

More than 175 firefighters remain on scene in Campbellfield, battling a large factory fire which broke out this morning.

Firefighters have the blaze surrounded and are working hard to bring it under control with the help of firefighting aircraft.

When crews arrived on scene at about 6.40am, they were confronted by flames and a large amount of smoke.

However, their efforts have significantly reduced the smoke plume.

The premises is approximately 50m x 50m in size and is believed to contain dangerous goods which have caused a number of explosions.

MFB working closely with the EPA to establish the type and contents of goods stored at the premises, to ensure the safety of responding firefighters and the community.

MFB is using Remote Piloted Aircraft (drones) to gather intelligence about the size and spread of the fire to assist in firefighting operations.

It is likely that this will be a protracted incident and community members are advised to avoid the area to allow emergency services to continue to conduct their operations.

A community meeting will be held at 2pm this afternoon at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows, 1079 Pascoe Vale Road.

MFB has evacuated community members from Scammel Street, Dennis Street, and Foden Av. 

Anyone impacted by the smoke should take shelter indoors, close windows and doors, turn off heating and air-conditioning and if required, seek medical advice.

 

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