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Roads closed and motorists told to avoid the area as a massive blaze tears through a pasta factory 

  • Over 50 fire fighters are currently working to get the blaze under control
  • All roads surrounding the factory have been closed until further notice
  • An incident and warning system has been released via ‘VicEmergency’ 

Over 50 fire fighters are currently attempting to control a wild blaze at a pasta factory. 

The building, on Fillo Drive, Somerton, Melbourne, has been alight for over an hour. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade have been on the scene, but say the blaze is not yet under control. 

Video captured shows a substantial amount of smoke still billowing from the building, sending fog and dust across the entire area.

Emergency services do not yet know what caused a blaze at the Melbourne pasta factory

Fire fighters are currently working to put out the blaze in Fillo Street, Melbourne (pictured)

Fire fighters are currently working to put out the blaze in Fillo Street, Melbourne (pictured)

The building has been alight for over an hour, with over 50 fire fighters on the scene (pictured)

The building has been alight for over an hour, with over 50 fire fighters on the scene (pictured)

 Fillo Drive and all surrounding roads are currently closed and will be until further notice.

Nine News reports all people have been evacuated.

Vic emergency have released a statement of incident and warning, deterring people from approaching the area, but asking them to keep an eye out for the next update.

The update is set to arrive at 3:20pm June 2nd, unless a significant change in the situation occurs beforehand. 

‘There is currently no threat to the community, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions. Significant smoke in the area.’

Traffic in the area will be effected as emergency services continue to arrive at the scene, and work toward getting it under control. 

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Police have blocked neighboring streets as emergency services attempt to control the blaze

Police have blocked neighboring streets as emergency services attempt to control the blaze

Thick smoke is still billowing from the building (pictured), over an hour after it first caught alight

Thick smoke is still billowing from the building (pictured), over an hour after it first caught alight

 

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