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Firefighters battle garlic bread factory fire in Brisbane

  • Firefighters battled a blaze at a factory overnight as garlic bread caught fire 
  • Emergency services were called to building in Brisbane’s south on Thursday 
  • Nine cubic metres of garlic baguettes burned for several hours until contained 

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a garlic bread factory in Brisbane’s south.

First responders were called to the building in Capalaba at around 2am on Thursday, finding nine cubic metres of garlic baguette on fire.

As many as 30 emergency services members attended the inferno at the Australian Garlic Bread Company factory.

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a garlic bread factory in Brisbane’s south

Firefighters were called to the building in Capalaba at around 2am on Thursday, finding nine cubic metres of garlic baguette on fire

Firefighters were called to the building in Capalaba at around 2am on Thursday, finding nine cubic metres of garlic baguette on fire

As many as 30 emergency services members attended the inferno at the Australian Garlic Bread Company factory (stock image of garlic bread)

As many as 30 emergency services members attended the inferno at the Australian Garlic Bread Company factory (stock image of garlic bread)

The fire surprisingly broke out among boxes of garlic bread in the facility’s cold room.

With high levels of smoke inside the factory, firefighters struggled to treat the blaze, needing breathing apparatus to proceed inside.

‘At the moment we’ve got approximately 3 to 4 cubic metres of product in a big pile on the ground and there’s a deep seeded small fire that we are having difficulty getting to,’ Queensland Fire Service inspector Simon Evans said.

With high levels of smoke inside the factory, firefighters struggled to treat the blaze, needing breathing apparatus to proceed inside

With high levels of smoke inside the factory, firefighters struggled to treat the blaze, needing breathing apparatus to proceed inside

Eight fire trucks in total attended the site, and it took until 1:30pm to control the fire

Eight fire trucks in total attended the site, and it took until 1:30pm to control the fire

‘It’s a labour intensive job because crews are having to use shovels, rakes to separate all the product before it’s removed outside. Never ever put foil in the microwave, that’s what it smells like,’ he said. 

Eight fire trucks in total attended the site, and it took until 1:30pm to control the fire.

The cause of the blaze is still undetermined as crews have had trouble identifying its starting point.

The Australian Garlic Bread Company are under the umbrella of George Weston Foods, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers. 

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