ACT Fire Brigade on scene at a large fire at a recycling business in West Belconnen.
Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a very large pile of mulch, timber and other materials.
Crews are also trying to prevent the fire from spreading to several prime movers parked nearby.
Update to follow.
Firefighting operations continuing on site.
No homes are under threat.
The site is located in the Parkwood Industrial Estate on Parkwood Drive.
10:28 am Saturday 20 August 2011
Earth moving equipment is being used to put containment lines in place around the fire to protect nearby businesses.
The fire is expected to take several hours to extinguish.
10:55am Saturday 20 August 2011
Firefighters are continuing to work on the fire which now covers an area about 60metres x 60metres within the large pile of recyclable materials.
Smoke continues to be blown away from residential properties in West Belconnen.
1:55pm Saturday 20 August 2011
The fire is now contained with completion of a containment line around the site.
Winds are forecast to remain favourable for the rest of the day.
The ACT Fire Brigade expect firefighting operations to continue well into tonight.
2:30pm Saturday 20 August 2011
The fire is contained and under control.
Fire crews changing over now with firefighting to continue overnight until fully extinguished.
ACTSES also on scene providing lighting towers.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
6:05pm Saturday 20 August 2011
The ACT Fire Brigade remains on scene this morning with several units at the Parkwood recycling business fire.
The fire remains under control and within containment lines but is expected to keep burning for at least another 24 hours.
Smoke from the fire is still being blown away from residential areas.
6:28am Sunday 21 August 2011
Recycling business fire Firefighters spent the day turning over piles in the fire at the recycling business fire in the Parkwood Industrial Estate at West Belconnen.
The ACT Fire Brigade will maintain one crew on scene overnight.
Firefighters will start turning over the piles again in the morning as they continue to work on extinguishing the fire.
Winds continue to be light in the area.
7:15pm Sunday 21 August 2011
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