More than 20 firefighters responded to a Hazmat incident in Tullamarine on Saturday morning.
FRV crews, including specialist Hazmat crews, were called to the incident on Melrose drive at about 11:15am after a caller to Triple Zero (000) reported a strong smell and loud bangs.
Firefighters and Hazmat crews arrived on scene to find an open shipping container with barrels of dry acid and liquid chlorine had combined, causing a chemical reaction.
Wearing breathing apparatus, FRV crews entered the container and monitored the levels of chlorine as they commenced the process of flushing the chemicals, until they could confirm a reading of zero for chlorine.
FRV remained on scene to assess if further treatment was needed. The incident was confirmed safe and under control at 12:15pm.
FRV firefighters worked with a number of agencies at the scene, including Worksafe, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.
Reviewed 08 January 2022