Dust extraction system alight in Mt Eliza Secondary College
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On Tuesday the 28th of March crews from Mt Eliza, Mornington and Frankston fire brigades attended a fire at the Mt Eliza Secondary College.
On arrival we found a external dust extractor unit fully involved in fire with smoke and flames issuing above the roof line of the art centre. The unit is used to remove sawdust from the woodworking and arts and crafts area of the school.
Our crew, wearing breathing apparatus, were able to bring the fire under control in a few minutes. The fire was mostly contained to the external unit. Fortunately the internal school building only sustained minor smoke and water damage. Our crews used high-speed fans to remove the smoke and make the building safe.
Fortunately this was a student-free day with only staff and a small number of other people in attendance at the school.
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