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Suspicious fire at disused Hard Yakka factory in Broadmeadows

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10 Oct 2016
A suspicious fire at the disused Hard Yakka factory in Broadmeadows overnight will be investigated.

Firefighters were called to the factory fire on King William Street just before 7pm last night.

On arrival they found smoke billowing from the factory and flames shooting through the roof.

Wearing breathing apparatus, they conducted an aggressive attack from within, and used aerial appliances to supply water from above.

The fire was quickly contained and deemed under control at 7.48pm.

A search over the building was conducted but no one was found inside.

Due to the smoke, a community advice message was issued but the all clear was given at 8.39pm. 

The cause of the fire has yet to be identified and fire investigators will attend later this morning. 

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 18

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: approximately 60

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