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Human remains located at Seymour factory fire

Police have discovered human remains believed to be of the caretaker of the Aussie Shelving factory in Seymour that was razed by fire on Saturday.

ESTELLE GRIEPINK August 25, 2014 3:35am

 

Police have found human remains in a Seymour factory that was gutted by fire on Saturday morning.

Police held fears for the caretaker of the Aussie Shelving factory after he could not be found following the fire that razed the 6000sqm Worrough St property.

The remains were located about 3pm yesterday and will require forensic testing before an identity can be determined.

Earlier yesterday, Country Fire Authority members returned to the smouldering factory to bring the blaze under control.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Kelly Yates said emergency services were first called to the factory about 2.15am on Saturday.

She said the premises was fully engulfed in flames.

Country Fire Authority district 12 operations officer Rob Van Dorsser said it took about 70 firefighters more than four hours to bring the blaze under control.

He said 15 fire trucks, a ladder platform and a specialist aerial appliance, from Shepparton, were used to help fight the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au

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