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Blaze in industrial oven fire under control in Coburg North

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19 Jun 2019
Almost 30 firefighters have battled a blaze which took hold of a workshop in Coburg North.

Crews were called to the Louvain Street property at around 7am after several triple zero (000) calls reporting a fire in an industrial oven, with one person reportedly trapped inside the building.

Initial responding firefighters arrived on scene in less than four minutes – by this time all of the two occupants had safely evacuated.

As flames took hold of the building and began issuing from the roof, firefighters were quick to set up hose lines and work to extinguish the fire.

Their efforts ensured the fire was brought under control by 7:33am, just 26 minutes after crews arrived on scene.

Crews believe the blaze started inside a 6m x 2m industrial oven which is used for the manufacture of pipe lagging plumbing materials.

It’s not clear what caused the fire in the oven to start, but this will be investigated.

The 20 x 20m building has been damaged by the fire, and the local council’s building surveyor will attend to assess the structural integrity of the site.

Energy Safe Victoria has been made aware of the incident and Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria paramedics are on scene assisting MFB.

There were six firefighting appliances on scene including one aerial appliance, in addition to three other and command units.

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