The blaze was threatening to spread into an adjacent factory but fire crews managed to contain it to the one building.
A community warning for Braeside, Cheltenham, Dingley Village, Heatherton, Mentone, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc and Parkdale was sent out due to the smoke in the area and the proximity of the fire to Moorabin Airport.
“Smoke is blowing across nearby roads. You may see or smell smoke. Smoke will be visible from nearby roads and communities. Emergency services will remain in the area,” the warning said.
“There is no immediate threat to the community, please stay away from the area to allow emergency services clear access.“