Smoke pouring from the recycling centre blaze in Hume this morning. Photograph: ACT Hearth & Rescue

FIREFIGHTERS this morning (December 27) contained a “main” construction hearth that blazed in a single day at a recycling facility in Hume.

ACT Hearth & Rescue crews are anticipated to stay on scene for a number of days till the fabric is totally extinguished. The ability contained co-mingled recycling merchandise together with cardboard, plastic and glass.

The messy aftermath of the fireplace on the Hume recycling centre. Photograph: ACT Hearth & Rescue

Emergency Companies says smoke is more likely to be seen throughout the south Canberra area, together with Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan, Tralee and surrounding NSW communities. If affected, shut home windows and stay indoors.


Recycling supplies can be briefly saved in a location on the Mugga Lane landfill whereas alternate preparations to handle residential recycling are put in place. Within the short-to-medium time period this will contain transporting recyclables to various places for processing.

An area street closure is in place at John Cory Street, Hume. The Monaro Freeway and Mugga Lane stay open. The neighborhood is requested to keep away from the world.

The recycling centre ablaze in Hume final evening. Photograph: ACT Hearth & Rescue

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Ian Meikle, editor