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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.

Update three – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight at the scrap metal and tyre yard in Underwood Street in Beard.

The fire is contained but not yet under control. There is no threat of the fire spreading to surrounding properties.

The smoke is no longer impacting suburbs in Queanbeyan.

Roads near Underwood Street are expected to be clear in the morning but people should follow directions of any police who may be in the area.

The Environment Protection Authority is working with ACT Fire & Rescue to undertake air quality tests at the incident.

About ten units from ACT Fire & Rescue, Fire & Rescue NSW and Air Aviation are on site.

The next update from ESA Media will be provided about 6am tomorrow morning (Monday, 18 June 2018).

Update two – Industrial fire in Beard

The fire is not under control but there is no threat to surrounding properties. Eight units are working to extinguish the fire with support from Air Aviation and Queanbeyan crews from Fire & Rescue NSW.

Residents in Queanbeyan West, Jerrabomberra, Karabar and Harman should stay indoors with their doors and windows closed due to significant smoke in the area.

If you have asthma or a lung condition and you develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow your personal Asthma or COPD Plan.

The Country Rail Network has closed the rail line between Queanbeyan and Canberra. Passengers on the Sydney express service due at 9:15pm will disembark at the Queanbeyan Station on Henderson Street.

More details to come.

Update – Industrial fire in Beard

Firefighters are continuing to work to extinguish an industrial fire in Beard. The fire is about 50m x 20m in size.

There is significant smoke in the area. Residents in Queanbeyan West, Jerrabomberra, Karabar and Harman should stay indoors with their doors and windows closed.

If you have asthma or a lung condition and you develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow your personal Asthma or COPD Plan.

Update to come.

Industrial fire in Beard

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish an industrial fire in Beard.

Significant resources were called to the incident on Underwood Street at 5:45pm.

There is significant smoke in the area due to the fire. Queanbeyan residents should stay indoors with doors closed at this time.

Update to come.