Toxic factory fireball contained but will rage for days

By Rachael Ward and William Ton
Updated July 10 2024 - 6:00pm, first published 5:58pm
A chemical explosion sparked a large factory blaze at Derrimut in Melbourne's west. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
A chemical explosion sparked a large factory blaze at Derrimut in Melbourne's west. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)

A significant factory fire emitting toxic smoke is expected to rage for days as tens of thousands of residents were told to stay inside and a major Melbourne freeway shut.

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