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Staff affected by corrosive chemical spill at Melbourne Airport

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09 Jul 2015
Firefighters have worked to contain a chemical spill at a freight storage company in Tullamarine.

MFB crews, along with Airport Firefighters, were called to the Mace Way warehouse at Melbourne Airport just after 2am.

Six people were affected by fumes from the spill.

Crews in specialist encapsulated suits are attempting to identify the substance and, with the assistance of our Scientific Officer, will determine how to bring the incident to an end.

The incident was determined under control in just over an hour, however it will be a protracted incident to completion, once the substance has been identified.

The substance has been identified and its main issue is that it is highly corrosive.  Clean up is well under way with contaminated materials and products being placed in recovery drums.

The six affected patients have been assessed by ambulance officers and released.

Crews will be on scene for some time.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 4  
Specialist: 3
Commanders: 3                

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 28

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