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SA Metropolitan Fire Service

SA Metropolitan Fire Service

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MFS Strike Team to assist with Hazelwood Mine Fire in Victoria


A deployment of firefighters from the Metropolitan Fire Service will fly to Melbourne tomorrow to assist in battling the Hazelwood Mine Fire which continues to burn in Victoria.

The team comprises 8 firefighters and 1 Commander to help the Country Fire Authority (CFA) for at least 24 hours in combating the fire burning in an open-cut mine at Victoria's biggest power station in Latrobe Valley.

The MFS will continue to assist Victoria with crews to rotate for possibly several weeks.

The crews will fly out of Adelaide Monday morning the 17th of February. Media are invited to attend the Airport for media opportunities with the crews.

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