Fire started at old Gillies factory

A SMALL fire in the old Gillies factory on Garsed Road is believed to have been started by kids.

Bendigo Fire Brigade senior station officer Tim Bruechert said the fire was started deliberately.

“The place has been pretty well gutted but there are still piles of rubbish in the middle,” he said.

“There were some kids in there squatting and it looks like they have set fire to a pile of rubbish.

“It was started deliberately.

“The fire is now under control.

“It was only a small fire and it was more smoke than fire.

“There are plenty of kids still hanging around and the police will be attending.”

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