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Australia Fire at Thomastown car wreckers in Melbourne's north sends black smoke over the city

09:59  28 july  2020
09:59  28 july  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

Ferocious fire engulfs Melbourne factory

  Ferocious fire engulfs Melbourne factory A blaze has ripped through a factory in Melbourne's north this afternoon. There have been reports of multiple people injured and explosions.Firefighters arrived on scene at Settlement Road in Thomastown about 1.30pm following reports of a structure fire.

A Melbourne Fire Brigade spokeswoman said the fire near Clovemont Way in Bundoora was declared under control The painter, who lived in Laurimar near Doreen in Melbourne ' s north -east during the Black "You can usually see the lights of the city from here," he said, pointing out towards the gorge.

About 80 firefighters have been tackling a blaze which could be seen for miles around in west London on Thursday evening. The blaze was affecting a bakery and restaurant. No injuries had been reported, the fire service said. Initial reports suggested the fire was taking place in a shop

More than 100 firefighters are battling a large fire at a car wreckers in Melbourne's north that is sending thick plumes of smoke over the suburb.

Firefighters arrived at the scene on Settlement Road in Thomastown about 1:30pm and were confronted by a large factory engulfed in an "intense fire".

Assistant chief fire officer Darren Conlin said the fire was fuelled by a "load of rubber tyres and really old disbanded cars".

"So black dirty smoke, a really hard-running fire, and it was quite a challenge early on, in the past hour we've made significant progress."

Crews battle fire in southern California

  Crews battle fire in southern California Crews battled a blaze Sunday that was threatening thousands of people and homes in southern California east of Los Angeles. At least 2,600 homes and nearly 7,800 people were evacuated, and officials said it was not clear when they might be able to come back. As of 1530 GMT, more than 1,360 firefighters backed by helicopters, water-dumping planes and trucks were working to put the fire out but it was still only 12 percent extinguished. There were no reports of casualties and the only damage so far has been to two buildings and one home.The edges of the fire are burning on rugged hills that are hard for crews to reach, authorities said.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A car fire near the Port Authority Bus Terminal caused a massive plume of smoke to rise up into the air in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. The fire happened near 41st Street and 9th Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. Flames could be seen shooting from the car .

A warehouse fire in Melbourne sent huge toxic plumes of smoke across the city and forced the closure of several schools on Wednesday, local media reported.

The fire is now under control but firefighters expect to be at the scene throughout the night.

Initial reports from the factory's owner indicated there may have been an explosion in a forklift, Commander Conlin said, but he added the source of the fire had not been confirmed yet.

Commander Conlin said it was a challenging fire to fight.

"When you get enough heat to ignite the rubber, well it runs hard and ignites quickly and that's what we were faced with early," he said.

"When the smoke was about 100 to 120-feet high (30-36 metres), well the flames within that smoke were at least that high, so we were settling in for a long fire fight."

About eight people were evacuated from the factory, but one person was taken to the Austin Hospital with facial burns, he said.

More to come.

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