Explosion forces the evacuation of Thomastown factory
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.