Fire at Boddington Refuse Disposal site could result in toxic smoke blowing over town

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DEPARTMENT of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a warning about a rubbish fire at the Boddington Refuse Disposal site off Robins Road in the Shire of Boddington.

The warning was issued at 11.13am.

The fire is contained, however it is still smouldering and smoke from the fire is blowing towards Boddington.

People in the Boddington townsite and surrounding homes may be impacted by toxic smoke.

Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

The Shire of Boddington has closed the refuse site.

WHAT TO DO:

As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Airconditioners should also be switched off.

People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.

People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Boddington.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter and Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.

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