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Huge fire devours Melbourne factory, 30 fireman respond

A fire that broke out in a factory overnight has resulted in a number of emergency calls to the the Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigade.

Almost 30 fire fighters were called in to fight the blaze at 9.30pm, which originated on Nelson Street, Moorabbin in south-east Melbourne.

The first two emergency vehicles arrived within seven minutes of the original 000 call, Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman Bruce Weaver told The Herald Sun.

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A fire that broke out in a Melbourne factory overnight has resulted in a number of calls to 000

A fire that broke out in a Melbourne factory overnight has resulted in a number of calls to 000

After fire crews arrived, the entire front section of the cabinet-making factory was 'well alight', according to a witness.

'The fire was quickly growing at the front, it was through the roof at the stage [when firefighters arrived],' Metropolitan Fire Brigade Commander Ron Young told 9News,

The fire was deemed to be 'out of control' by the Fire Brigade, and extra fire trucks and back-up vehicles were called.

'There was a high fire load with [paint] thinners as well added to the complexity of the fire,' Mr Young said.

'It took about 45 minutes to bring under control.'

 Fire fighters were forced to cut their way into the factory through a roller door, while others smashed their way in via a glass door.

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