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MFB and CFA crews battle blaze at Mordialloc recycling plant

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04 Feb 2014
Fire crews were called to a large plastic recycling centre in Japaddy Street, Mordialloc just after 10am.

Quick actions by the first arriving appliances prevented a fire, which had begun in the storage yard of a plastic recycling factory, from spreading into the factory area.

Extra appliances were dispatched as the fire spread rapidly.

The fire involved 30 to 40 pallets of plastic being held for recycling.

No surrounding structures were impacted by the blaze.

The CFA assisted MFB crews to bring the fire under control.

Initially the fire was issuing large plumes of black smoke in the area which affected Moorabbin Airport, however the smoke quickly cleared and no community warning was issued.  As a result, breathing apparatus was in use.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One male in his 50s was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and a CFA firefighter also received treatment for a minor burn to his wrist.

The fire was deemed under control at 11.28am.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS: 5   
RESCUE UNITS:   
AERIAL UNITS:   
OTHER UNITS: 2  
CFA UNITS  4

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 35  

 

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