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Fire crews battle exploding gas cylinders at Campbellfield blaze

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21 Jan 2014
Fifty firefighters fought a large blaze at a Campbellfield car yard this morning.

A large fire in a car wrecking yard, measuring 50m x 60m, confronted firefighters early this morning.

Crews attended the Sarah Street property in Campbellfield about 4am.

There were a number of factories and some open grass areas that were under threat.

Arial appliances were despatched to protect the factories.

Exploding gas cylinders from the wrecked cars and burning magnesium wheels added another element of danger for fire-fighters.

Appliances for hose laying and foam operations were despatched to assist to bring the fire under control.

The fire was deemed under control in 60 minutes.

Breathing apparatus was in use.

The cause will be investigated later today.

 

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:

PUMPERS: 8
RESCUE UNITS: 1   
AERIAL UNITS: 2   
OTHER UNITS: 3  

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 50

 

 

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