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Keysborough factory fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  8.43 AM 23 May, 2014


Location: District 8 News

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UPDATE 11am: The fire which destroyed two factories Keysborough is now safe. People in the area have been advised they can resume normal activities, and should open their windows and doors to ventilate their homes or business.

CFA crews have controlled a large blaze which engulfed two factories in an industrial area at Keysborough overnight.

District 8 Operations Officer Paul Carrigg said crews attended the Cambria Road address about 3.40 this morning after receiving several reports of black smoke in the area.

"The fire was very intense and when crews arrived they found two factories fully involved, one being a car wreckers factory and the other was a plastic recycling factory," he said.

More than 80 firefighters responded to the fire, including crews from MFB. CFA crews from Dandenong, Berwick, Cranbourne, Springvale, Casey, Narre Warren, Hallam, Patterson River, Frankston, Keysborough, Hampton Park, Rowville, Mt Eliza and Edithvale were at the scene.

“The fire spread quickly and was impinging on a coolstore premises to the north and another factory on the eastern side.

"Crews from both CFA and MFB did a fantastic job containing the fire and stopped the flames from spreading to other surrounding factories."

An advice message has been issued advising residents in the Keysborough, Dandenong area of heavy smoke. Drivers were also warned about smoke around Eastlink.

The fire was under control at 7.15am. The cause is yet to be determined.

Last Updated: 23 May 2014