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Rubbish fire at Brooklyn

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04 Nov 2018
MFB firefighters are currently on scene in Brooklyn where a fire has broken out at a waste management centre.

Crews were called to the Old Geelong Road site just after 9am and arrived to find a pile of rubbish on fire.

The pile is 30 metres x 50 metres in size and 10 metres high.

It took 25 firefighters just over two hours to get the fire under control.

Firefighters are using excavators to pull apart the pile and get access to the seat of the fire.

They are also utilising aerial appliances, including a Ladder Platform and Teleboom to douse the fire from above.

It's expected crews will be on scene for several hours.

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