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Seymour factory up in smoke

  • Images courtesy of Paul Verbeek, CFA
  • Images courtesy of Paul Verbeek, CFA
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire
  • Seymour factory fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  8.00 PM 23 August, 2014


Location: District 12 News

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CFA crews were called to a large factory fire at Wimble Street, Seymour early Saturday morning.

It took approximately 70 firefighters just over four hours to bring the massive blaze under control.

The Aussie Shelving factory is believed to contain various shelving materials and a large amount of discarded office materials.

CFA District 12 Operations Officer Rob Van Dorsser said the 100 x 60m (6000sqm) square was fully involved when first responders from Seymour Fire Brigade arrived.

Mr Van Dorsser commended the work of Incident Controllers Captain Bart Chanloup and  First Lieutenant Gerard Hart, both from Seymour Fire Brigade.

“It was a great effort by all persons involved – this was certainly an unusual event for Regional Victoria.”

“A ladder platform from Bendigo and a specialist aerial appliance from Shepparton were called in to help fight the blaze, along with 15 other fire trucks.”

Crews have remained on scene all day and are expected to be there well into the night carrying out blacking out and suppression works.

A missing person, believed to be residing at the factory at the time the fire broke out remains unaccounted for.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage – CFA Fire Investigators are currently on scene.

A number of Brigades from District 12 attended the incident.

Last Updated: 25 August 2014