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Australia: Explosion and factory fire sends smoke billowing over Melbourne00:38

Australia: Explosion and factory fire sends smoke billowing over Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne
August 30, 2018 at 07:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clouds of toxic smoke were billowing over Melbourne's West Footscray, after a series of explosions early on Wednesday morning set a storage facility on fire.

Authorities have issued safety guidelines instructing citizens to stay indoors and avoid breathing toxic acetone fumes released after the explosions and ensuing fire.

According to Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) deputy chief officer Ken Brown, at least 140 firefighters were combatting the blaze and have managed to contain the fire.

Australia: Explosion and factory fire sends smoke billowing over Melbourne00:38
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Clouds of toxic smoke were billowing over Melbourne's West Footscray, after a series of explosions early on Wednesday morning set a storage facility on fire.

Authorities have issued safety guidelines instructing citizens to stay indoors and avoid breathing toxic acetone fumes released after the explosions and ensuing fire.

According to Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) deputy chief officer Ken Brown, at least 140 firefighters were combatting the blaze and have managed to contain the fire.

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