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Large plumes of smoke fills the air as a Melbourne factory is engulfed in flames

Large plumes of smoke fill the air as a Melbourne factory is engulfed in flames and loud explosions are heard coming from the blaze

  • The fire broke out in a West Footscray, Melbourne, factory on Thursday morning
  • Explosions heard coming from scene of the fire which is burning out of control
  • More than 20 fire crews and 100 firefighters are still battling the massive blaze 

A huge blaze has broken out in a factory in Melbourne, sending large plumes of toxic black smoke billowing into the air.

Explosions were heard coming from inside the burning building on Somerville Road in West Footscray, in the city’s inner-west. 

More than 20 fire trucks and 100 firefighters are battling the fire, which is burning out of control in a building believed to be an old woolshed.

Explosions were heard coming from inside the burning building on Somerville Road in West Footscray, in the city’s inner-west

A huge blaze has broken out in a factory in Melbourne, sending large plumes of black smoke into the air

A huge blaze has broken out in a factory in Melbourne, sending large plumes of black smoke into the air

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade issued a warning to all homes within a 2km radius of the fire, and advised those suffering from smoke inhalation to seek medical help

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade issued a warning to all homes within a 2km radius of the fire, and advised those suffering from smoke inhalation to seek medical help

Local residents have been warned to close windows and doors, and turn off any heating or cooling systems.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade issued a warning to all homes within a 2km radius of the fire, and advised those suffering from smoke inhalation to seek medical help. 

People with breathing difficulties are warned to avoid the area. 

Witnesses who called 3AW radio said they heard explosions ‘like rolling thunder’ and more could be heard on video footage of the blaze. 

The thick black smoke has caused planes to be diverted, and is affecting traffic in a number of Melbourne suburbs. 

Somerville Road and Paramount Road are shut in both directions, and local businesses have been evacuated. 

More than 20 fire trucks and 100 firefighters are battling the fire, which is burning out of control in a building believed to be an old woolshed

More than 20 fire trucks and 100 firefighters are battling the fire, which is burning out of control in a building believed to be an old woolshed

Local residents have been warned to close windows and doors, and turn off any heating or cooling systems

Local residents have been warned to close windows and doors, and turn off any heating or cooling systems

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