Firefighters battle major blaze at a Brunswick furniture factory
More than a 59 firefighters battled for more than three hours to bring a Brunswick furniture warehouse under control this morning.
The blaze began at a two-storey factory at 25 Tinning Street just after 4am.
The factory was filled with wooden furniture.
3AW reporter Pat Mitchell said there’s a lot of smoke in the area.
“I can’t see any more flames coming from the roof, but there’s a lot of smoke,” he told Ross and Russel.
“I think fireys will be here for a while.”
Firefighters fought the fire for more than three hours before it was brought under control at about 7.20am. Firefighters remain on the scene.
An investigation is under way into the cause of the large fire.
A watch and act message has been issued for smoke in the surrounding area.
Nearby residents are advised to close all exterior doors and windows, close vents and ensure heating and cooling systems are turned off.
Those who are away from home should not return.
Tinning Street is closed to traffic and Sydney Road traffic is also impacted.
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It was pretty crazy at around 4.30am pic.twitter.com/7I0jKIESCI
— emily nicholson (@n_ylime) October 12, 2020