Kilsyth Auto works fire

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Kilsyth Auto works fire

MFB and CFA were called to a fire in an automotive workshop in Shelley St Kilsyth just after 8:30 am on Saturday 29 Sept.

The fire was an MFB primary call and Bayswater and Mooroolbark pumpers came on in support. The building was one of four factories in a row that was heavily involved in fire when the first crews arrived.

The corrugated iron building was approx 30 X 15 metres in size and contained numerous vehicles and automotive oils. Montrose Salvage attended and used their gas flare-off equipment to empty a large LPG cylinder that was used for heating.

CFA Operations Officer Don Tomkins said crews attempted to contain the oil that was flowing towards drains as firefighting operations continued. Water and council reps attended to assist with drainage maps.

MFB crews were onscene from stations 10, 19, 22, 26, 27 and BA support 38.

Crews were still mopping up and blacking out hot-spots at midday.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Posted by CFA Media

Saturday, 29 September 2012