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‘The first thing we knew … was when it went boom’: Firefighters – The Age

The huge fire sparked a feud between the Environment Protection Authority and Fire Rescue Victoria,



A senior firefighting source, who asked not to be identified in order to speak about operational matters, said firefighter crews arrived on the scene shortly after 4.30am without critical information about the fuel load inside the Sydney Road building.
The first thing we knew what we were dealing with was when it went boom, the source said. We had no idea what we could be really walking into.
The greatest threat was the unknown volume of batteries inside the facility, which are prone to explode…

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