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Firefighters stop the spread of a factory fire in Campbellfield

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12 Jun 2019
More than 30 MFB firefighters were called to a fire in a metal shed which was threatening to spread to a factory in Campbellfield this morning.

A number of people made calls to Triple Zero (000) just before 3:30am reporting thick smoke, but it was originally unclear exactly where the smoke was coming from.

Initial crews en route could see a plume of smoke issuing from a property on Rex Road, and directed additional crews to the right address.

Firefighters established hose lines and used an aerial teleboom appliance to access the fire.

Wearing breathing apparatus crews commenced an internal attack on the fire in a bid to stop it spreading to the adjoining factory.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control by 5am however a crew will remain on scene for some time to monitor for any hot spots.

It’s not yet known what caused the fire to start, but an investigation will take place once the scene has been made safe.

MFB issued a community advice message for residents in Campbellfield, Epping, Lalor, and Somerton advising them to close their windows and doors, and turn off heating and cooling systems.

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