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MFB attends Hazmat incident on the 27th floor of 35 Collins Street, Melbourne.

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28 Mar 2017
Crews evacuated multiple floors of the building, isolated the batteries and dispersed the gas

MFB is currently in attendance at a Hazmat incident on the 27th floor of 35 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Some batteries were giving off Hydrogen Sulphide gas that affected a couple of people, and MFB was alerted.

Crews evacuated multiple floors of the building and isolated the batteries and dispersed the gas. 

MFB Hazmat and Breathing Apparatus appliances were on scene to enable atmospheric monitoring of the environment and safe storage of the compromised batteries.

Five people were affected by the gas and two were transported by Ambulance Victoria to hospital for observation.

It took just under two hours to declare the incident under control and it is anticipated that the floors will be reoccupied shortly. MFB will remain on scene. 

Seven appliances and twenty four firefighters attended the incident. 

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