FACTORY FIRE: Total Trailers, Hoppers Crossing


Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray Schoormanhttp://peakhourimages.com.au
Lord Murray SCHOORMAN is a dynamic media industry entrepreneur. Commencing his own media production powerhouse in 2001, Peak Hour Images has leaped from strength to strength in an everchanging content production landscape. Lord Murray is also a long-standing member of the Melbourne Press Club and The National Press Club of Australia. In November 2013 Lord Murray Schoorman was appointed a position on the committee of the Fitzroy Street Trader's Association & within a year he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the association. He proudly held this position for over 3 years, working closely with the major events department of the City of Port Phillip and various other stakeholders. Little known fact; Lord Murray is also a qualified senior firefighter with over 13 years experience on the frontline of high-profile international motorsport.

PHI 9265At approx 9am this morning calls were received at the 000 (tripple zero) call centre to advise of a factory on fire at 32 Industrial Avenue, Hoppers Crossing 3029.

Upon arrival, fire crews from both FRV and CFA immediately raised the job to a second alarm and in turn, automatically requested extra appliances and a Commander to attend, also notified the water authority and the relevant power company to attend.

Shortly after the second alarm escalation, the Toorak Times deployed our senior photographer, Lord Murray Schoorman from Peak Hour Images to attend and capture images for our masthead.

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As this was a workplace incident the fire crews notified the on call staff at Worksafe Victoria and requested their attendance.

Our investigations reveal the owner of the trailer manufacturing business is Salem “Sam” Estepho and he also owns another business Vixol Australia based in Campbelfield.

The fire involved approx. 3000 litres of paint and thinners and was brought under control within the hour.

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Two appliances from FRV FS58 (Point Cook) setup a fire duty to monitor hotspots and wait for FIU (Fire Investigation Unit) attendance. When the FIU team arrive it will be their job to investigate and determine a cause.


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