Massive fire erupts at a factory in Melbourne with almost 40 fire trucks sent in to respond to the inferno
- Plastics factory erupts into flames
- Urgent warning to residents within 2km radius
Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive fire which has destroyed a plastics factory where nearby residents have been ordered to remain indoors.
Almost 40 fire trucks are at the site in Olive Grove, Keysborough in Melbourne’s south-east after the fire broke shortly after 5am on Wednesday.
A police patrol car driving past first spotted the inferno and called for back-up.
The blaze was still not yet under control two hours later.
Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive fire in Melbourne’s south-east which has destroyed a plastics factory
A factory manager who rushed to the scene expressed his devastation to television crews.
A watch and act alert has been issued for surrounding suburbs due to the large amount of smoke.
Residents within two kilometres of the blaze in Keysborough, Dandenong and Dandenong South are urged to close all windows and doors remain indoors.
Chandler Road at Keysborough is closed in both directions between Cheltenham Road and The Dandenong Bypass.
Motorists are urged to use al alternative route and to expect traffic delays.
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