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Fire & Explosion at LPG Conversion Factory

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29 Sep 2010
MFB was alerted to reports of a fire and explosion at the LPG Conversion factory by numerous callers. The factory was well alight when MFB crews from Glen Waverley & Clayton arrived.

Given the intensity of the fire extra crews were responded from MFB & a CFA crew from Springvale also attended. The building is brick and has a size of 20m x 50m and was totally involved, a factory at the rear has suffered partial damage from fire also.

There was added risk to firefighters from many LPG cylinders still within the factory.

MFB has been advised of a male attending Monash Medical with non life threatening burns believed to have been received in the fire.

The MFB Fire Investigator is in attendance and both Council and Worksafe have been contacted regards the fire.

The fire was given Under Control in 35 mins but extensive overhaul needs to be completed. No estimate of damage or actual cause has yet been determined.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 7

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 22

OFFICER - IN - CHARGE: Cmdr Dave McCurdy

ORIGINATOR: MFB Communications Controller – John Taylor

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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