Fire at Melbourne factory

Around 50 fire fighters battled for over an hour to contain a blaze at an Amcor paper mill in Melbourne yesterday.

AAP reports fire fighters responded to an alarm at the paper recycling factory in Alphington at around 6.30am.

The fire allegedly started inside a heat processing unit, and when emergency services arrived they found it burning in a 100 metre long paper making machine.

Fire fighters said significant damage had been done to equipment during the blaze, and damage had also been done to the factory roof.

In battling the blaze emergency services were aided by 115 fire protection sprinkler heads and Amcor’s on-site fire team, according to AAP.

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