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 at 2:48 am

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.