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Update on nut factory fire Campbellfield

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26 Sep 2018
MFB has made significant progress at the fire on Barry Road in Campbellfield overnight; however the fire continues to burn and is still producing a lot of smoke.

The roof of the structure collapsed, which has meant difficulties for crews trying to access the seat of the fire.

Heavy machinery has arrived on scene this morning and this will be used to create a way for crews to access the fire.

The Watch and Act warning issued has been replaced with an advice message. There is currently no threat to the community, but nearby residents should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.

MFB’s Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS ‘drones’) will be conducting aerial monitoring of hot spots using thermal imaging camera technology.

At this stage, the cause of the blaze is not known, and MFB’s specialist Fire Investigation Unit is continuing analysis.

Five firefighting appliances and more than 25 firefighters are currently on scene, with changeover of crews to commence shortly.

After more than five hours of aggressive firefighting tactics, the fire was declared under control at 6:53 PM yesterday evening.

There will be a public information forum being held at Grand Foods, 82 Barry Rd Campbellfield at 1.30pm to inform local businesses and community about the factory fire at 27 Barry Rd Campbellfield and to answer any questions relating to this incident. 

The east end of Barry Road remains closed, and emergency services have closed the Merri Creek bike path and footpath at the rear of this incident to ensure community safety. Residents are asked to aviod the area. 

Stay up to date with the latest warning information via: http://emergency.vic.gov.au

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