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Over 50 firefighters tackle factory fire in Thomastown.

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17 Jan 2013
Firefighters took just over an hour to control a fierce blaze in a Thomastown linen business early this morning.

Factories on either side were threatened as MFB and CFA crews battled to contain the fire which was being fuelled by several large bails of cloth.  
Thick smoke hampered firefighting efforts and made locating the seat of the blaze difficult.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus eventually got the upper hand and prevented the fire from spreading to other premises.
Damage to the 20m x 50m single-storey factory was extensive with machinery and stock losses estimated at 1.2 million dollars.  
Specialist fire investigators will attend in the morning to try to determine the cause. 
Approximately 55 firefighters attended the blaze.

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