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Smoke alert for Altona and Brooklyn after fire breaks out at Melbourne recycling tip



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
  • Altona Meadows
  • Altona North
  • Brooklyn
  • Laverton North
  • Seaholme
  • Williamstown
  • Williamstown North
  • Altona Gate
  • Laverton
  • Altona East
  • Seabrook
  • Newport
  • South Kingsville
  • Tottenham
  • Point Cook
  • Sunshine West

Residents have been asked to avoid the area.

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