ACT, NSW crews get Beard industrial fire under control overnight

An industrial fire that burned about 1,000 square metres in the ACT suburb of Beard overnight is under control, with air-quality tests to continue through the day.Fire and rescue crews were called out to a scrap metal and tyre yard near the ACT-NSW border at 5:45pm on Sunday and advised residents in surrounding suburbs to remain inside.External Link: ACT ESA video: Beard industrial fireA number of nearby residents said they heard explosions as the fire burned.About 10 units from ACT and New South Wales fought the blaze and finally got it under control overnight.A truck from the airport even had to be diverted to the scene.”That aviation, rescue and firefighting truck made a huge difference,” ACT fire and rescue chief officer Mark Brown told ABC Canberra.”It’s able to generate large quantities of foam and it really was a key part in knocking down that fire in the early stages.”The units from NSW left the scene at about midnight, but six ACT crews are still on the scene and are expected to stay there for most of the day.

Source: ACT, NSW crews get Beard industrial fire under control overnight – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)