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Electro plating premises sparks up.

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18 Jan 2011
The fire involved a three phase power cable connected to a series of salt baths.

Date: January 17, 2011 
Time: 21:48 hours     
Call Number 6647

Address: Shafton St and Stafford St, Huntingdale.

The fire involved a three phase power cable connected to a series of salt baths.

It would appear that the electrical cable had shorted out causing the fire.

Quick work by fire fighters prevented the fire from reaching the salt baths and several containers of Sulphuric Acid and Soduim Carbonate in the immediate area.

A section of the premises at the rear including a section of the roof area has been damaged by fire while a portion of the remainder of the building has been damaged by heat and smoke.

Under control in 30 minutes.

Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 4
Rescue units: 1
Aerial units: 2
Oher units: 1 (Breathing Apparatus support)

Number of firefighters: 18

Officer in charge: A/CMDR Mike Thomas

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or

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