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Three workers taken to hospital following Kilsyth fire

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21 Sep 2017
Three workers were treated for smoke inhalation following a blaze at a motor repair workshop on Mount Dandenong Road, Kilsyth this morning.

It's believed the fire started in an oven used to cure newly painted body panels and spread to boxes of spare parts stored nearby on a mezzanine level. 

MFB and CFA crews successfully prevented the fire spreading to an adjoining room containing a large quantity of paints and thinners.  

The fire took just over half an hour to bring under control and AV paramedics transported the injured workers to Maroondah Hospital for further treatment.

Most of the damage was confined to the large curing oven which will likely need to be replaced. 

The repair bill has been estimated at $200,000.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 4
Rescue units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 22 (MFB and CFA) 

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