Huge grass fire breaks out at munitions factory in Maribyrnong, Melbourne 1

Huge grass fire breaks out at munitions factory in Maribyrnong, Melbourne

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Huge grass fire breaks out at munitions factory in Maribyrnong, Melbourne 2

Huge grass fire breaks out in Melbourne’s north-west with smoke blanketing suburbs and homeowners frantically hosing down their houses


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Dozens of firefighters are battling a huge grassfire on the site of a former munitions factory in Melbourne’s north-west.  

Crews were called to the scene at Raleigh Road just after 12.30pm after locals reported thick smoke towering into the air. 

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Helicopter vision showed residents frantically soaking their homes and fences with their garden hoses as police went door to door urging residents to evacuate.  

Firefighters are battling two fronts and have called in air support.  

‘Community members are advised to avoid the area to allow emergency services to continue their operations,’ a Fire Rescue Victoria statement said.

‘We will provide more information as it becomes available.’

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