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UPDATE: Clayton lab explosion

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12 Feb 2015
A fire at a Clayton laboratory is now under control

Fire crews were called to the lab at 2.30pm after an explosion resulted in fire.

Ambulance Victoria have examined the employees who were in the room at the time of the explosion.

Two have been cleared and two are suffering mild nausea and are still with Ambulance Victoria, they are not expected to need transport to hospital at this stage.

The fire has been deemed under control after 90 minutes.

Crews in splash suits have taken readings in the laboratory and are about to be decontaminated. Crews will be packing up shortly and handing the premises over to management.

 

EARLIER:

Almost 150 people have been evacuated after an explosion at a laboratory in Clayton this afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the lab in McNaughton Road about 2.30pm. When crews arrive they found there had been an explosion and subsequent fire in a second storey laboratory.

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers:  5
Rescue Units:  1
Aerial units:  1
Other units:  5

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 32

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