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Thick black smoke from Epping factory.

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08 Feb 2012
A large amount of black smoke was emanating from the Epping factory roof, as MFB and CFA firefighters arrived on scene.

Date: February 7, 2012 
Time: 17:17 hours     
Call Number: 2591


Address: Buch Ave, EPPING

The fire appears to have started in the office area of the brick factory and quickly spread to the rest of the building.

The damage bill is estimated at two hundred thousand dollars and no injuries were recorded as no one was in the factory at the time of the fire.

The blaze was brought under control in thirty minutes but a watching duty will continue, damping down hotspots before specialist investigators determine the cause in the morning.

The factory contained earthenware products.   


Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 8
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 40

Officer in charge: Commander Peter Egan

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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