A crime scene has been declared at the scene of a large factory fire where two firefighters were rushed to hospital.
Two female firefighters have been hospitalised – including one in a critical condition – the fire broke out at a factory south of Brisbane overnight.
There are 18 fire trucks on the scene and two more en route as part of a major effort to contain a blaze on the Pacific Highway at Slacks Creek.
Two firefighters are in hospital after fighting a factory fire south of Brisbane. Picture: Queensland Ambulance Service
Emergency crews were called just before 2.30am to reports of large amounts of black smoke.
A man suffered minor injuries and was also transported to hospital.
A warning was issued to residents in the neighbouring area just after 3am to shut doors and windows as smoke gushes from the site.
Eighteen fire trucks are at the scene where the fire has been burning for at least four hours. Picture: QAS
“There is a large amount of smoke in the surrounding area, including Springwood,” a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said.
A warning has been issued to neighbouring residents to shut their homes up. Picture: QAS
“Nearby residents are asked to close windows and doors and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep medications close by.”
Traffic on the Pacific Highway is being seriously affected at this time.
Motorists are urged to drive with caution and to the conditions.
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