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Explosion forces the evacuation of Thomastown factory

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An explosion has caused the evacuation of a factory in Thomastown.

Fire crews were called at 1.20pm after reports of heavy smoke and an explosion.

The factory had a number of solvents and chemicals inside.

Firefighters remain at the scene, although the fire is under control.

The 24 workers were evacuated safely.

Ambulance Victoria are also on scene.

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