Fire brigade battle Mordialloc blaze

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Picture: Gary Sissons

A FOOD processing factory went up in flames in Mordialloc on 12 December.

Fire crews were called in to attend the Bond Street blaze, which had broken out at the factory at around 5pm.

Over 50 members of the fire brigade attended the blaze, with the first crew arriving within seven minutes.

The single storey tin factory was found with smoke billowing from it. Firefighters used aerial appliances to try and put out the fire, and had to attack the blaze from multiple angles.

The fire took a little over an hour to get under control. By 6.15pm the fire was deemed under control by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.

The scene was also attended by CFA, Victoria Police, and ambulance services.

The community had been asked to “avoid the area” while firefighters worked on containing the threat.

There were no people inside the factory when the fire took hold.

Investigators attended the scene, but the fire was deemed non-suspicious. It is understood an electrical fault may have been the cause.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 19 December 2018

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