Southbank fire – EPA Victoria

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has deployed mobile air quality monitoring equipment to the Southbank area following a large factory fire that is now considered under control by emergency services.

EPA air monitoring shows that air quality is good and that any remaining smoke should clear during the day although there may be localised pockets of smoke.

Some water used to extinguish the fire has unfortunately entered the stormwater system and made its way into the Yarra River. This water will be a black colour and very odourous.

Water authorities are working together to minimise environmental impacts.

For the latest community advice from Emergency Management Victoria the community should visit: emergency.vic.gov.au

EPA has been in attendance at the site since 2am this morning (Thursday 6 May) to provide advice to the incident controller, Fire Rescue Victoria, about any possible human health or environmental risks.

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