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Explosive factory fire in Delacombe
Firefighters battled a large factory fire containing fireworks in Delacombe this morning (27 April 2017).
CFA crews were called to the scene at Sutton Street just after 1am.
The steel 20 x 10 metre factory was well alight when firefighters arrived.
District 15 Operations Officer Kade Downie said firefighters worked efficiently to bring the blaze under control despite concerns over the explosive contents in the factory.
“There were explosions heard which prompted numerous calls being made to triple zero,” Mr Downie said.
“It appears the cause of the explosive noises was due to an LPG can and fireworks stored in the factory.
"The fire was brought under control at approximately 1.30am and the factory suffered significant damage.
“CFA crews remained on scene for an extended period of time blacking out and ensuring the fire did not reignite.
“At this stage the cause is being treated as suspicious, fire investigators were on scene this morning to determine the cause.
“The scene is now in the hands of Victoria Police.”
Breathing apparatus was in operation by fire crews and Ambulance Victoria was also on scene.
Seven CFA vehicles from Ballarat, Sebastopol and Wendouree attended the incident.