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Pakenham factory fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  11.19 AM 12 October, 2016


Location: District 8 News

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Earlier this week (10 October) CFA attended a factory fire in Pakenham.

CFA firefighters had the fire under control in about 40 minutes.

Four workers from within the building were able to escape without injury however the contents of the building was destroyed.

Senior Station Officer Shenfield from Pakenham fire brigade was the Incident Controller.

“Two fire-fighters in BA did an aggressive external attack due to the extreme heat coming from within the fully involved unit, utilising 38mm hose lines,” said Mr Shenfield.

“As more crews arrived 3 hose lines and a ground monitor were used to extinguish the fire and cool the structure down.

“When Dandenong Ladder-Platform attended they cut several holes in the roofline to assist with ventilation.

“Crews did a very effective job in preventing the fire from spreading to two other adjoining units with only smoke logging being an issue.”

The cause of the fire is being investigated but is not deemed suspicious.

Nine CFA trucks from Pakenham, Nar Nar Goon, Toomuc, Officer and Dandenong attended, alongside police, ambulance and the power company. 

Photos by Keith Pakenham

Last Updated: 13 October 2016