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MFB attends two significant incidents overnight

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19 Oct 2016
An extremely busy night for crews

MFB firefighters have been busy overnight tackling an ammonia leak in Laverton North, and a factory fire in Campbellfield.

Just after 10.30pm, MFB received an alarm call to Linfox Foods in Leakes Road, Laverton North where 50 workers had safely evacuated. 

Arriving on scene firefighters quickly located an ammonia leak in the plant room from one of the tanks and working with Linfox Engineers, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus located, isolated, and bled the leak dry. 

The incident was brought under control in 45 minutes, and crews have remained on scene until this morning to continue atmospheric testing and ensure that the ammonia had dissipated. 

Nine appliances and 28 firefighters attended. 
Then, at 3.16am this morning, MFB received calls to a factory fire in Merola Way, Campbellfield.
Arriving on scene MFB found the building fully involved in fire, with the front and back slab walls threatening to fall. An external firefight was implemented with the assistance of aerial water delivery from the Ladder Platform and the fire took one hour to bring under control.
MFB firefighters will be remaining on scene until late morning to deal with any hot spots and to maintain safety.
The fire has been deemed suspicious, and firefighters were called to a fire involving two vehicles at the same address recently.
30 firefighters and nine appliances tackled the blaze, including an appliance and firefighters from Greenvale CFA. 

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