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Moolap factory fire under control
Firefighters have brought under control a fire at the decommissioned aluminium smelter at Moolap near Geelong this afternoon.
An Advice Message has been issued due to the amount of smoke issuing from the Pt Henry Road building.
CFA District 7 Duty Officer Wayne Aylmer said the fire was contained to one section of the plant which was currently being disassembled.
“Because the building is in a state of decommission there was around 30 workers in side who were safely evacuated,” he said.
“The fire is in an old rolling mill, roughly 100x80 metres in size and not threatening any other property.
“There is a significant amount of smoke in the area which is expected to remain for some time.
“I want to reassure residents there is no risk to the community.”
CFA was called to the former Alcoa plant around 3.30pm and were able to bring the fire under control by 4.20pm.
Ten crews attended from Geelong, Corio, Belmont and Leopold.