Three People Dead After ‘Suspicious’ Factory Blaze In Melbourne

Three people have been reported dead after a fire in an abandoned factory in the inner-western Melbourne suburb of Footscray. Police are treating the fire as suspicious.

It is reported that locals heard explosions as fire took hold of the factory on Ballarat Road at around 11:30pm last night.
The bodies of three people were found in a room at the back of the factory. They have yet to be identified, but it is believed they were homeless and squatting in the factory.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade claim the fire was contained to only one room. An investigation by police is underway – we’ll keep you posted.
Source: 9 News.
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