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Fire in commercial kitchen
A quick response by CFA firefighters helped to minimise damage to a Cranbourne food processing plant after a fire in the kitchen.
The fire was called in at 5.47am on Wednesday, 3 August. Firefighters arrived at the Gordon Street factory within five minutes after the call and found smoke and flames issuing from the roof.
Cranbourne Fire Station Senior Station Officer Ricky Read said employees had evacuated the building prior to the arrival of crews.
“The fire was pretty well advanced in the roof space and we did an aggressive internal attack and had the fire under control within 15 minutes,” he said.
Mr Read said the fire had started in the deep fryer within the commercial kitchen area and had spread through the wall and into the roof.
“The kitchen area has been significantly damaged while store rooms have been affected by smoke and heat," he said.
“It’s fair to say the owner was very grateful and appreciative of the rapid response by firefighters in containing the fire.”
Four trucks from Cranbourne, Hallam and Narre Warren attended.