Photos & Video: Explosive factory fire in VIC
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On October 13th CFA and MFB stations responded to reports of a factory fire – going well. The premises known as HyChill produced air-conditioning gas and reportedly had anywhere from 100-300 gas cylinders in the factory.
On arrival, crews found a well established fire with cylinders venting and exploding. The factory next door was a carpentry business (of course it was!) and was saved due to some aggressive exposure protection.
One man who was working in the factory was treated and transported with burns.
Make sure you listen to the video below, it’s terrifying. We also spoke with Scoresby CFA who run a hose laying appliance and boy did they lay some hose that day.
“The hose layer put down nearly 1.3km of hose and pumped out around 9000LPM of water, sucking the mains dry. The waterboard couldn’t give us any more to feed from!”
Make sure you turn the volume up for the video below. Listen to those cylinders screaming as crews arrive and set up!
- Scoresby CFA Station / Lieutenant Shane Addison
- Montrose CFA Station / Rob Waters
- Videos – Leon Duddington
- Matt Rech
Stations in attendance:
MFB – MFB 26, 22, 25.
CFA – Montrose, The basin, Boronia, Dandenong, Bayswater, Yellingbo, Scoresby
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