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HAZMAT incident in Mulgrave

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03 Mar 2020
MFB firefighters and specialist HAZMAT technicians responded to reports of a fire that escalated to a hazardous material incident in Mulgrave this afternoon.

Several calls were received for a fire at the rear of a factory on Wellington Road at 11:54am.

The fire was located in a cabinet with unknown products inside and was extinguished prior to MFB’s arrival. Upon investigation of the scene, crews discovered two drums releasing an unknown gas and called for additional resources.

MFB’s HAZMAT specialists and Scientific Advisor were deployed to identify the chemical and develop a plan to contain the contents.

Firefighters donned in breathing apparatus used specialist equipment to take readings and identify the chemical.

The chemical was deemed non-toxic and crews are working to make the scene safe.

The factory was evacuated during the incident. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

Eight MFB appliances were deployed to the incident with crews supported at the scene by the Country Fire Authority and Victoria Police.

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