Crews contain Brooklyn tip fire

Saturday, 31 July 2021 at 11:24 pm

Approximately 30 firefighters responded to a fire at a Brooklyn tip in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A caller to Triple Zero (000) reported the fire shortly before 1am and crews arrived on scene within five minutes, finding a 20m x 30m pile of rubbish on fire.

An upgraded response was requested by the Officer in charge.

FRV firefighters had to force entry to the premises to access the fire.

Excavator Operators were requested to attend after contacting the Manager of the premises to assist in breaking up the pile, enabling the firefighters to completely extinguish the fire.

The fire was declared under control just before 2am, nearly an hour after receiving the first call.

Firefighters remained on scene for a further five hours, until 7am, to extinguish any remaining hot spots and ensure the scene was safe.

An advice notice was issued for residents in surrounding suburbs, with smoke visible from nearby roads and communities, although no communities were under threat.

At this stage the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.