A quiet morning in Mt Helen was interrupted on Wednesday as a mechanical failure sent firefighters rushing towards the State Library archives centre near Federation University.
Emergency services were called to East Terrace in Mt Helen just prior to 7am after reports black smoke was seen billowing out of a building at the State Library archives centre.
Units from Ballarat, Buninyong and Sebastopol arrived at the scene to discover the smoke was being caused by a mechanical failure with the diesel pump at the building's pump centre.
A Ballarat City CFA spokesperson told The Courier once power to the diesel pump was cut, the smoke subsided and no damage was caused to the building.
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