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Firefighters continue to battle Broadmeadows tyre fire

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11 Jan 2016
The fire is deep seated within the tyre pile and crews are attempting to extinguish the blaze using foam.

More than 100 MFB firefighters are continuing to battle a large tyre fire in Broadmeadows.
The fire has now burned through half the tyre pile, which measures 100 by 30 metres.
It is estimated 130,000 tyres have been burnt so far.
The fire is deep seated within the tyre pile and crews are attempting to extinguish the blaze using foam.
Elsie the helitac is also being utilised to drop foam directly on the fire from above.
Firefighters from Melbourne Airport are also on scene to lend assistance in fighting the blaze.
The impact on local community is limited, with the fire occurring in an industrial area.
Ambulance Victoria is on scene to provide medical advice and the large smoke plume is being monitored by the EPA.
“It’s proving to be quite a challenging fire and crews are doing their best to get it under control but it will take some time,” Incident Controller David Youssef said.
“There’s a lot of energy and fuel in this fire but the community can be confident we will control this issue.”
At this stage the cause of the fire remains unknown. The fire is still yet to be brought under control.

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