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High performance cars destroyed in Clayton South blaze

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22 Mar 2014
The workshop of a vehicle importer that specialised in high performance cars and vans has been extensively damaged in an early morning blaze in Clayton South on Saturday.

The premises, one of cluster of factories fronting Fairbank Road measured 10m x 20m and contained several vehicles that were being modified for the Australian market. A large quantity of oils and lubricants helped fuel the blaze but firefighters managed to stop the flames reaching a bank of acetylene cylinders.  

 

Four cars were destroyed and another six were damaged with the workshop itself suffering substantial heat and smoke damage.  Quick work by fire crews managed to stop the blaze spreading to adjoining premises with only one suffering minor smoke penetration.

 

The fire took 30 minutes to bring under control and a further half hour to extinguish with both MFB and CFA crews attending.  The repair bill has been estimated at up to $500,000 and the cause is currently under investigation.

 

Attending applicanes: 7

Number of Firefighters: 26 

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