Update four – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters working overnight at the industrial fire in Beard have brought the fire under control.

Smoke has dissipated overnight and air quality tests by the Hazmat Unit have shown to be clear with no contaminants from the fire able to be detected. Air quality testing will continue today.

Fire & Rescue NSW and Air Aviation crews left the scene just before midnight. Six ACT Fire & Rescue crews remain on scene today. One excavator is also being used to apart the pile with crews then dampening down the area to extinguish the fire. The burnt area is 50m x 20m.

The Country Rail Network has advised the rail line between Canberra and Queanbeyan will operate as usual today.

ACT Fire & Rescue expects to remain on scene for most of today.

Update to come.

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