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CFA crews battle Norlane scrap metal yard fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure, Operational Information

  4.09 PM 12 May, 2016

Location: District 7 News

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An overnight car fire in Norlane that caused significant damage to a scrap metal yard is being treated as suspicious.

CFA crews were called to the business, on the intersection of Station Street, Walpole Road and St Georges Road around 9.45pm Wednesday 11 May.

A CFA operations officer said “It was a pretty intense fire by the time our members arrived.

“They started a direct attack but had to withdraw at one point because of the risk posed by exploding gas bottles.

“With these sorts of incidents you have to hit them hard. You need to stop the flames from spreading quickly. Car and scrap yards have a lot of potential fuel lying around. “

It took around an hour and a quarter to bring the fire under control, with three trucks from CFA’s Corio brigade and one from Geelong taking part.

You can read more about Victoria Police’s investigation into the incident here.

Photos courtesy of Nigel Fox.

Last Updated: 13 May 2016