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Suspicious plastic fire in Clayton

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10 Nov 2013
Fire crews battled a suspicious blaze in a pile of plastic in Clayton last night.

Firefighters were called to the incident on Sarton Road at 8pm.

A cloud of thick black smoke was seen by attending appliances whilst they were responding to this fire.

First attending crews were confronted with a large deep seated fire in a pile of plastics being stored for recycling.

The pile was situated between two buildings which were both damaged during the fire.

Quick action by crews prevented the fire spreading into the two buildings.

An aerial appliance was also despatched to assist crews. Breathing apparatus was in use.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and police monitored the area overnight.

Approximately $10,000  damage was sustained.

Eight appliances and 28 firefighters attended the fire.

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