Oil leak causes factory fire in Connewarre

CFA crews are responding to a fire at a fertiliser pellet manufacturing plant on Blackrock road in Connewarre, near Geelong this evening. 


An oil leak from a dryer is the cause of the fire, which firefighters have now extinguished. CFA is now working with staff from the plant to reduce oil pressure and ensure there are no further fires.

Crews from Barwon Heads, Geelong City, Belmont, Connewarre, Ocean Grove and Corio are on scene, following a call at 5.20pm this evening.

Crews will remain on scene for some time to ensure the site is made safe.  

Author: CFA News and Media