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Update seven – Fire extinguished at Pialligo

The recycling fire at Pialligo has been extinguished.

Firefighters monitored hot spots overnight.

Several crews will be on site today dismantling and cleaning equipment used during the incident.

Update six – Fire at Pialligo

Firefighters are mopping up final hot spots in the recycling pile.

Today, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews continued to separate the material and wet it down. Favourable conditions meant operations were progressively scaled back this afternoon.

Two units will remain on scene to monitor the situation overnight.

The fire is expected to be extinguished tomorrow.

Update five – Fire at Pialligo

Crews are continuing to extinguish the fire which is now approximately one quarter of its original size.

Resource levels on scene remain the aame as they were last night and the situation will be monitored closely throughout the day.

Smoke from the fire is significantly reduced this morning.

Update four – Fire at Pialligo

Firefighters will work throughout the night to extinguish the recycling fire at Pialligo.

It is expected the same level of resources from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service will remain on scene.

There is a risk that fire could spread and crews will closely monitor the situation, particularly the wind direction.

Forecast weather conditions is expected to result in smoke from the fire spreading across the ACT region overnight.

With smoke visible, people are urged to only call Emergency Triple Zero (000) if they see a fire.

ACT Health advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update three – Fire at Pialligo

The fire has been contained by firefighters by breaking up the pile using heavy machinery.

The fire remains 40x40m in size but has reduced in height to 1.5m.

A total of 19 units from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are on site, including multiple Compressed Air Foam (CAFS) units.

Forecast weather conditions is expected to result in smoke from the fire spreading across the ACT region overnight.

With smoke visible, people are urged to only call Emergency Triple Zero (000) if they see a fire.

ACT Health advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.