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Fire at Abandoned Bradmill Factory

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12 Sep 2011
Numerous calls from the public were received for the fire at the abandon factory on Saturday night.

Date: September 10, 2011 
Time: 18:18 hours     
Call Number: 3419

Address: Francis Street, Yarraville

When MFB firefighters arrived on scene they encountered problems gaining entry to the building and also had problems with the water supply in the area.

The fire in the 30m x 40m abandoned factory took thirty three minutes to bring under control and was knocked down very quickly once entry was gained.

The building is a known haunt for squatters but a thorough search found no one present and no injuries were reported.

Special Asbestos procedures were implemented as the corrugated roof is made of Asbestos/Cement sheeting.

An MFB web warning was issued for people in the immediate area regarding the acrid smoke that was issuing from the fire. The fire has been deemed suspicious and the Vicpol arson will investigate. 


Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 9
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 2
Other Units: 4

Number of firefighters: 55

Officer in charge: Assistant Chief Officer Rob Purcell

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

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