There is a smoke alert for more than a dozen Melbourne suburbs after a fire broke out at a recycling centre on Monday.
Around 40 firefighters responded to the fire in Brooklyn on Old Geelong Road just before 5.40am after a person called Triple 0.
Firefighters found a pile of waster material alight.
The blaze was brought under control in about 40 minutes.
Wind blew the smoke in a southerly direction from the fire, towards Altona North and surrounding suburbs.
Melbourne smoke alert issued
A smoke alert was issued for:
- Altona Meadows
- Altona North
- Laverton North
- Williamstown North
- Altona Gate
- Altona East
- South Kingsville
- Point Cook
- Sunshine West
Residents have been asked to avoid the area.