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LPG gas explosion in Campbellfield

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19 Jul 2011
A male in his mid 30’s has 50 percent burns to his body and has been transported to hospital following a fire and explosion at an auto wreckers.

Date: July 18, 2011 
Time:18:33 hours     
Call Number: 4899

Address: Ari Drive Campbellfield, Vic.

The employee had been stripping a car and removing an LPG cylinder at the time the explosion occurred. He self evacuated and jumped the neighboring fence into the secured property next door.  When MFB firefighters arrived they had to cut through cyclone fencing to gain access to him.   Worksafe have been informed.

Substantial damage has occurred including car parts and cylinders.  The tilt slab constructed building (15x50m) is being inspected by the local building surveyor for its structural integrity.

The fire took firefighters 1 hour to bring under control but crews continued to extinguish and monitor for most of the evening.

MFB Fire Investigators will be attending the premises to investigate how the fire occurred.    


Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 8

Number of firefighters: 25

Officer in charge: Commander Glenn & Acting Commander Woods

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

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