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Crews stop warehouse fire from spreading to petrol station

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07 Feb 2019
More than 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a warehouse on Williamsons Road in Maribyrnong in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Crews made their way to the scene just before 5:30am, following calls to Triple Zero which reported a large amount of smoke issuing from the 50m x 80m building.

Once on scene the firefighters swiftly made access to the fire by cutting a roller door.

Once inside the crews located three or more cars which had caught alight. They attacked the flames in a bid to contain the fire and stop it from spreading.

Firefighters worked swiftly to bring the fire under control by 6:30am.

Their efforts stopped the blaze from spreading to the two neighbouring properties; a Bunnings Warehouse and petrol station.

Crews remain at the scene ventilating the warehouse, which is heavily smoke logged.

At the peak of the blaze there were 12 appliances on scene including two aerial appliances, plus three Commander Units.  

The fire has been deemed as suspicious, and has been handed over to Victoria Police for further investigation.

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