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Warehouse goes up in smoke
Dandenong, Springvale and Hallam brigades were called to a factory with flames showing through the roof just after 6:40am on the Queens Birthday holiday Monday 10 June.
When the first units arrived they found the Veolia Recycling warehouse fully involved in fire in Ordish Road Dandenong South. Dandenong Ladder Platform setup to attack the fire from above and ground crews using quickcut saws entered roller doors and the office block to protect assets.
Additional support was called for with Frankston Teleboom and Breathing Apparatus Van, Patterson River Mobile Command Van and Keysborough Pumper Tanker.
Although a fork lift and other pieces of infrastructure were destroyed in the blaze it was confined to the one building full of cardboard and other recyclable materials.
Around 50 fire-fighters were involved with the blaze which took several hours to extinguish. Incident Controller Adrian Devenish organised the crews with an aggressive external attack from the ground and above.
He said the cause of the fire has been investigated but has not been deemed suspicious.