A 13 tonne lithium battery in a shipping container is fully involved with crews wearing breathing apparatus working to contain the fire and stop it spreading to nearby batteries.
A FRV HAZMAT appliance is on scene conducting atmospheric monitoring with a Scientific Officer in support. FRV’s specialist RPAS (drones) unit has also been deployed.
There is currently no threat to the community though residents and motorists will notice smoke in the area. An Advice message has been issued.
FRV is being supported by CFA, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria paramedics.
Crews will remain on scene for several hours.
Reviewed 30 July 2021