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Fire at Spotswood motorbike repair factory

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27 Aug 2015
Firefighters have hosed down a fire at a motorbike repair factory overnight.

Crews were called to the Hudson Road factory at 6.34pm.  The fire originated in a spray-painting booth at a motorbike repair factory.

The calls initial response was upgraded to include extra appliances due to multiple calls received and it being suggested that the factory was fully involved in fire.

On arrival the crews found that, through an aggressive attack in breathing apparatus, they could contain the fire to the spray booth.

The fire was brought under control in approximately nine minutes.

A Ladder Platform (aerial appliance) was also despatched to get crews onto the roof to check for fire extension through the flue system of the spray-painting booth.

The fire was started by a fault in an electric motor for the fume extraction for the spray-booth.  Damage is thought to be approx. $40,000.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 2
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 22

 

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