Fire Rescue Victoria

Preston factory fire under control quickly

Multiple Triple Zero calls were received following reports of several large explosions on Oakover Road in Preston this morning

Tuesday 12 October 2021 2:48am

Crews arrived at 6:01am to find a two storey factory well alight and quickly worked to make the scene safe. The fire was on located near the loading dock approximately 30 x 12m and had penetrated the building.

30 firefighters managed to significantly suppressed the blaze by 06:35am and managed to bring the incident under control at 07:02am. Thankfully there were no injuries.

Five Pumpers, one Rescue Unit and a Teleboom were supported by three specialist and support vehicles.

Victoria Police did block Oakover Road but traffic has since returned to normal.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Reviewed 12 October 2021

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