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Large rubbish fire in Brooklyn.

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23 Jan 2012
The fire is contained to a large pile of rubbish, approximately 6-9 thousand cubic metres.

DATE:2 2/1/2012
TIME: 00:28 hrs
CALL No.: 7314   

ADDRESS: Old Geelong Rd, Brooklyn
                              

The fire is deep seated and currently excavators are in use to pull the burning material apart to extinguish the fire.


Poor water pressure in the area has hampered fire fighting operations but crews are slowly getting the upper hand as additional machinery is now being used.


A community warning has been issued to the local community relative to smoke in the area.

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