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Melbourne fruit packing warehouse erupts into flames in Wantirna South, sparking mass evacuation

Fruit packing warehouse goes up in flames as 200 workers evacuated and residents warned about smoke inhalation

Hundreds of workers have been evacuated after a fruit packing warehouse burst into flames. 

Multiple crews from both the Country Fire Association and Fire Rescue Victoria are currently battling a massive out of control blaze which has erupted in Wantirna South in Melbourne’s east.

Up to 200 workers have been evacuated from the High Street premises as authorities issued a smoke inhalation warning for residents in Glen Waverley and Wantirna South.

A fruit packing warehouse erupted into flames in Melbourne’s east on Tuesday afternoon

Black plumes of billowing smoke could be scene across Melbourne more than 30km away

Black plumes of billowing smoke could be scene across Melbourne more than 30km away

Melburnians say the black plumes of billowing smoke can be seen as far as Hawthorn, which is 30km away. 

‘There is a lot a of black smoke,’ one listener told 3AW.

Dramatic footage from the scene shows the single storey premises fully alight. 

The  massive blaze is also expected to cause afternoon peak hour traffic delays.

More to come. 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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