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More than 60 firefighters battle factory fire in Campbellfield

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23 Jan 2017
MFB firefighters were called to a large factory fire on Camp Road in Campbellfield just after 8pm.

On arrival crews found a factory measuring 30m x 50m fully involved in fire.
28 appliances are on scene and more than 60 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze.
A community message has been issued due to the large amount of smoke in the area. Wind is causing smoke to be blown towards the east.

Anyone located in in the vicinity of the fire and up to 500m to the east should take shelter indoors immediately. Close all exterior doors, windows and vents and ensure that heating and cooling systems are turned off.
What you should do: 
  • The area around Camp Rd and Sydney Rd is currently closed and people are advised to avoid the area.
  • The Upfield train line has also been suspended.
  • Keep the road clear so emergency services can respond.
  • Close all windows and doors and turn off your heating and cooling systems.
  • If you are away from home do not return.
Impacts in your area: 
  • The following roads are closedCamp Rd and Sydney Rd
  • Emergency Services will remain in the area.
  • Traffic in the area will be affected. 
Health information:
  • If you need medical advice for exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.
Smoke information: 
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.

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