Builder's waste fire at Canberra Concrete Recyclers

Firefighters have returned to Canberra Concrete Recyclers, Pialligo Ave, Pialligo to work on continuing to extinguish a fire in a pile of builder's waste.

ACT Fire & Rescue was notified last night at 8 o'clock by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call and went to the scene to begin operations in putting out the fire. Crews worked through the night and made the area safe covering the pile of builder's waste with foam solution. Due to safety concerns, crews left the scene at approximately 10pm due to the darkness and the nature of the material in the area.

Firefighters have returned today at first light with two Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tankers and one Commander to continue operations. Heavy plant machinery on site is also being used to allow firefighters to get to the seat of the fire.

The size of the builders waste pile is approximately 40 metres x 30 metres.