Dubbo recycling centre fire

Published: 2nd March 2009

Early this morning firefighters and Hazmat specialists from Dubbo, Delroy fire crews and the Duty Commander responded to a fire in waste recycling centre in Fitzroy Street, Dubbo. Crews were on scene in eight minutes to find approximately 30 tonne of waste paper and cardboard on fire inside a large steel shed. Firefighters battled to prevent the fire from reaching a conveyer belt and baling machine and used a front end loader to move and pull apart the burning waste paper. The shed was damaged but fire crews prevented major damage to machinery. Crews worked for over seven hours to extinguish the fire; the cause of the fire is being investigated.