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Seventeen suburbs on high alert as tip fire burns in Melbourne’s west

Ross and Russel
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A fire has broken out at a waste disposal centre in Melbourne’s west.

Fire Rescue Victoria confirmed on Monday morning rubbish was burning at the tip on Old Geelong Road, Brooklyn.

Seventy firefighters were needed to battle the blaze, which is under control, is being monitored by the FRV air unit.

Caller Jonathan said flames “were certainly up to five, 10, 15 metres”.

An advice message has been issued for: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton North, Seaholme, Williamstown, Williamstown North, Altona Gate, Laverton, Altona East, Seabrook, Newport, South Kingsville, Tottenham, Point Cook, Sunshine West.

Residents who are sensitive to smoke are advised to close windows and doors, and turn off heating and cooling systems.

Old Geelong Road was closed to traffic.

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