There is a fire in West Hellbourne


What is it, who knows, all I can say is it a regular occurrence:

More than 30 fire trucks are responding to a large factory fire in Derrimut, in Melbourne’s west.

Fire Rescue Victoria said there had been a large chemical explosion at the factory on Swann Drive, resulting in a significant fire.

Crews arrived at the scene about 11:20am.

It might be bikers. It might be god knows what.

All I can say is ignition takes place with bizarre regularity. A great mushroom cloud looms over the city.

Is it the end of times?


Burn, baby, burn.

Hellbourne is burning.

About the author
David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.