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Man seriously injured in fire at whisky distillery

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The man was flown to hospital with serious injuries after the accident. Photo: Getty
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A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a fire at a whisky distillery in Tasmania’s north.

Multiple fire crews are trying to control the blaze at Adams Distillery at Perth, near Launceston.

The blaze is believed to have started in a barrel-making area about 10.30am on Tuesday.

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Adams Distillery began making whisky in 2016. Photo: ABC

Police said it was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

The man’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Motorists and pedestrians have been asked to avoid the area.