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Grass fire extinguished in Belconnen

Firefighters have extinguished a grass fire sparked by a power pole on Belconnen Way near Caswell Drive in Bruce.

The fire was 20m by 10m in size.

One ACT Fire & Rescue crew attended the incident along with one ACT Rural Fire Service unit.

A number of Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls were received. First call was at 2:40pm.

Fire at Pialligo

Firefighters have returned to the recycling plant at Pialligo to respond to a small fire.

The fire is 5m by 6m and located in the same pile that crews attended to earlier this week.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service has 10 units on scene. One bulldozer has also been called in to help move the mulch.

People near Pialligo may notice some additional smoke in the area.

Update seven – Fire extinguished at Pialligo

The recycling fire at Pialligo has been extinguished.

Firefighters monitored hot spots overnight.

Several crews will be on site today dismantling and cleaning equipment used during the incident.

Update six – Fire at Pialligo

Firefighters are mopping up final hot spots in the recycling pile.

Today, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews continued to separate the material and wet it down. Favourable conditions meant operations were progressively scaled back this afternoon.

Two units will remain on scene to monitor the situation overnight.

The fire is expected to be extinguished tomorrow.

Update five – Fire at Pialligo

Crews are continuing to extinguish the fire which is now approximately one quarter of its original size.

Resource levels on scene remain the aame as they were last night and the situation will be monitored closely throughout the day.

Smoke from the fire is significantly reduced this morning.