Thick toxic smoke filled the air last Sunday night (9th of August) as a Cambellfield recycling plant experienced a fire. This caused widespread damage triggering a fire damage claim. While the fire was still raging, LMI Claims were there to assist.

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Within 24 hours, Des Reaby (Victorian State Claims Manager) was on site, whilst Fire Rescue Victoria contained the extensive recycling blaze. Des is backed up by other members of the experienced Victorian Claims team.

The processing of Insurance Claims is an essential service under the current stage 4 COVID restrictions which is an important step in recovering from a fire damage claim of this scale.

A proactive approach, interaction and thoroughness are key to managing the expectations on all fire damage claims. We spoke with the clients about their operations, requirements and a mitigation process. We also liaised with various departments including:

The EPA, Worksafe, Hume Council, Melbourne Water, Emergency Services and Environmentalists.

Due to the category of waste the factory recycles, the EPA were on site. They supervised the clean-up to ensure the impact to the environment and was managed as best as possible. We work together with all parties to make sure their requirements are met or exceeded.

We also gained permission from the Fire Rescue Victoria to photograph and capture the site. This ensures nothing is missed as the clean-up continues.

LMI Media captured the above footage.

Fire damage claims can be complex, especially when there are environmental concerns. We are quite familiar with these sort of claims. You can see a previous example of our fire claim work with GSB Chemicals here.

What can we do for you?

We assist both business and brokerages with these and many other types of claims. If you or anyone you know has experiences an event like this, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us here . Our claims team are happy to chat with you about your claim.

Keep an eye on our news section as we will bring you updates during the clean-up process.