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Biohazard fire at Monash University

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29 Nov 2018
MFB firefighters were called to a biohazard fire at Monash University in Clayton just before 7:30pm Thursday evening.

Crews arrived on scene in three minutes and were met with a small fire in a building that was identified as containing biological material. The sprinkler system was activated and the large volume of water posed a risk to a substation below the building.

Firefighters quickly isolated the affected area and worked with the power company to prevent the water from damaging the substation.

The incident was declared under control in 40 minutes. The fire was contained to the one building and there is no risk to the health and safety of the public.

There were no reported injuries

MFB fire investigators will work to determine a cause.

Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. 

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