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Mulch fire at the arboretum

By 27 March 2012 0

The ACT Rural Fire Service is currently on scene at a three meter by nine meter mulch fire at the National Arboretum on the Tuggeranong Parkway.

Crews arrived on scene to find the mulch pile well alight.

Four heavy tankers and a bulk water unit are currently on scene to extinguish the fire.

Update to follow.

8:00am Tuesday 27 March 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service has now contained the mulch fire to a three meter by 10 meter area.

An excavator, two heavy tankers, one light unit and a bulk water unit are still on scene continuing to extinguish all flames.

8:35am Tuesday 27 March 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has knocked down the flames of the mulch fire which is expected to smoulder during the day.

10 personnel from the ACTRFS will remain on scene with an excavator, one heavy tanker, one light unit and one bulk water unit conducting mopping up operations.

9:20am Tuesday 27 March 2012

ACT Rural Fire Service remain on site continuing with mopping up operations.

Cause of fire deemed to be spontaneous combustion.

11:00am Tuesday 27 March 2012

ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished the mulch fire and are due to depart the scene shortly.

11:49am Tuesday 27 March 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

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