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Firefighters contain large Campbellfield factory fire

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23 Jan 2017
MFB firefighters were called to a factory fire on Camp Road in Campbellfield just after 8pm.

Crews arrived on scene to find a large factory measuring 30 x 50 metres fully ablaze.  The logistics factory housed raw flammable liquids used for producing a variety of products.
Due to the large amount of thick black smoke issuing from the fire, an advice message was issued to the immediate community, advising nearby residents to shelter indoors and close windows, doors and air vents. Wind was causing the smoke to be blown in an easterly direction and MFB Scientific Officers were on scene to provide specialist advice and monitor the air quality.  
As a precaution, trains were stopped from travelling on nearby lines and Melbourne's airports were warned of the smoke. Sydney Road and Camp Road were closed and motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Smoke and environmental management plans were implemented with the relevant authorities including consultation with the EPA and Melbourne Water due to run-off into nearby waterways.
One wall of the tilt slab building has collapsed, with the remainder severely damaged by fire.  Firefighters were able to stop the spread of fire into the adjoining factory and limited the damage to the roof and wall.
The large fire took 3 hours to bring under control and crews will remain on scene for a number of hours.
The fire has been deemed suspicious and MFB fire investigators and Victoria Police remain on scene to investigate.
 
ATTENDING APPLIANCES:  28 (including 4 CFA appliances)
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: approx. 70

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