$10,000 factory fire

Smoke billows from an industrial oven.

By Casey Neill

A fire caused $10,000 damage to a Dandenong South plastics factory.
Firefighters were called to the Abbotts Road site about 3am on Saturday 13 August and arrived to find smoke billowing from a number of roller doors.
They quickly forced access and contained the fire to an industrial oven, saving the rest of the plastics manufacturing business from damage.
The crews made the oven’s gas and electricity supply safe and, wearing breathing apparatus, carefully opened the oven doors.
They extinguished the fire with dry powder and later used water to cool the area.
There were no factory workers present at the time of the fire.
The blaze caused about $10,000 damage to the oven and products.
A CFA spokesman said the quick response from firefighters and the factory workers’ tidy housekeeping practices significantly minimised the damage.
Fire crews from Dandenong and Hallam responded and received support from Victoria Police.

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