News Releases

Highett Factory Fire

back to list
04 Oct 2018
Firefighters were quick to bring a factory under control in just under an hour on Wannan Street in Highett.

MFB crew were called just before 9:45pm this evening and arrived on scene in just under five minutes.

The 40 by 70 meter building was fully involved and producing a large amount of smoke.

Approximately 50 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used aerial appliances to attack the blaze from multiple sides.

Three nearby homes were evacuated and there are no reported injuries.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria also assisted on scene.

A Watch and Act message has been issued advising the community to stay indoors, close their doors and windows, and turn off any heating and cooling systems.

Rowan Road and Wanna Street are currently closed in both directions. The community is asked to avoid the area and keep the roads clear for emergency services.

Stay up to date with the latest warning information via:!/warning/5023/moreinfo

At this stage the cause of the blaze has not been determined.


No information available to download
Back to top
Facts and Features
Safety Tip

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly.

Its True

Only working Smoke Alarms save lives.

Dial 000 for emergency