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Worker mssing in fire at Thomastown wrecking yard

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04 May 2017
Firefighters battle fire in Thomastown.

Multiple calls from the public were received for a fire on Alexeander Avenue.

On arrival crews found a structure 40 X 40 metres involved in fire threating overhead power lines, extra appliances were requested to deal with the incident. MFB and CFA are working together at this incident.

One worker is unaccounted for, firefighters are conducting searches in breathing apparatus to locate this person.

Occupants from a house near the fire have been evacuated and there could be more evacuations to the west of the fire due to smoke.

The fire was under control in 10 minutes.

Fire involves car parts and gas cylinders.

Cause has not yet been determined, fire investigators will be attending.

Police and Ambulance are in attendance assisting, a community warning has been issued for smoke in the area.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 6
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 3

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 34

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