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Suspicious Bundoora factory fire to be investigated

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12 Jan 2015
A suspicious factory fire in Bundoora will be investigated by police.

Firefighters were called to the fire about 6.30pm on Friday 9 January.

They arrrived on scene to find the large factory, which had been converted in to an office complex, fully involved in fire. The 35 by 40 metre building was disused and there was evidence that squatters had been occupying it.

The internal walls of the building were made of a highly flammable material, combined with the insulation, made a fast and fierce fire load. The structure became very unstable, with some air-conditioning units still on the roof and some that have fallen through it.  The building is in danger of collapse and the local council building surveyor is attending.

Commander Glenn Brown praised the efforts of his crews in protecting nearby premises in the industrial allotment.

The fire has been deemed of a suspicious nature and police will be investigating.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 9

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: approx. 30

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