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Significant progress made at site of Campbellfield factory fire

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07 Apr 2019
Firefighters have been working around the clock since Friday morning to extinguish any hot spots still smouldering after the Campbellfield factory fire.

The fire has been mostly extinguished and the smoke has substantially reduced, but firefighters remain on scene monitoring the area tonight.

MFB Deputy Chief Officer David Bruce told residents and business owners who gathered for a community meeting on Sunday morning that firefighters had made significant progress at the site overnight.

“We are hopeful of concluding firefighting operations in the next day or so, and will work in conjunction with Victoria Police Arson Squad to determine the cause and origin of the fire,” Deputy Chief Officer David Bruce said.

“MFB is working closely with the local council, our partner agencies and the community to minimise impacts to local businesses and residents and return the site to business as usual.

“We will not be allowing people in to the immediate area until we are confident the scene has been made safe – we appreciate the patience the community has shown,” Deputy Chief Officer David Bruce said.

MFB is planning the transition to community recovery with council, EPA, Worksafe, Melbourne Water and DHHS.

Thorneycroft Street is partially closed as some emergency vehicles remain at the scene, but local businesses have been allowed access to resume their normal activities. 

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