FIREFIGHTERS have battled a spray booth fire in Emily St, Seymour today.
Brigades from Seymour and Hilldene were called to the panel beating premises at about 7am with smoke bellowing from the building.
The brigades were supported by the Aerial Pumper from Shepparton and the Ladder Platform and Protective Equipment Van from Bendigo.
It took crews approximately one hour to bring the fire under control.
Operations Officer Justin Dally said it was great work by crews.
“It was an aggressive fire-fight which kept the fire to the booth,” he said.
“We have to thank the some 20 volunteer firefighters who were on scene, and are still there now.
“But our thanks also go to the families and employers of these firefighters who allow them to do this at the service of their community at all times of the day.
“I’d also like to thank the firefighters from Shepparton and Bendigo for their assistance today.”
There was heat and smoke damage to cars within the premises and significant structural damage as well.
The business was operating at the time of the fire, with an unknown number of people evacuated when the fire took hold.
“To make the scene completely safe, the Ladder Platform was used to take off two solar panels – to break the circuit,” Mr Dally said.
Manners St was closed for some time during the fire-fight, but has since re-opened.
The fire is under investigation, but has since been deem not suspicious.
Firefighters will be on scene for at least another hour.