Investigation launched after massive car factory blaze in Brisbane

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire that engulfed a car parts factory in Brisbane.

More than 20 fire crews were reportedly called to Pritchard Street, Virginia, at 3.30pm on Sunday.

An emergency situation was declared by the police, who had set up an exclusion zone put in place.

Officers officially ended the emergency situation just after 11pm – eight hours after the fire started.

The fire produced large volumes of smoke and residents in the area were asked to close windows and doors, while motorists were also told to drive with.

“While the fire is now out, there is some smoke haze in the area with fire crews still at the site hosing down the area to prevent re-ignition,” a Queensland Police statement read last night.

“A crime scene has been declared, and scientific officers and fire investigators will attend the scene [on Monday] morning to determine whether they are able to safely investigate the cause.”

*It was reported in this article that a fire had ignited at All Crash Parts. This was incorrect and it is business as usual for the company.