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Brooklyn Tip Fire

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19 Aug 2011
A fire at the Brooklyn tip is now nearly extinguished but MFB crews will remain on-scene.

Date: August 19, 2011 
Time: 05:09 hours     
Call Number: 5436

Address: Bunting Road, Brooklyn

The fire was omitting large amounts of white acrid smoke over the nearby suburbs, which has now ceased.

The fire was burning in a massive pile of building and paper rubbish at the tip in Brooklyn.  It was 60 meters high, in an area of 100 x 50 metres, and involved numerous large fires within it. It is being extinguished with water and foam.

Lack of water in the area has hampered early efforts to contain the fire and large earthmoving equipment is being utilised in assisting with the extinguishment.

Attending Appliances: 8  

Number of firefighters: 30

Officer in charge: Commander Frank Besanko

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or

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