Spontaneous combustion believed to be cause of dump fire

UPDATE: Spontaneous combustion is believed to have provided the spark which ignited a large pile of garden mulch at the Bedford St Waste Facility.

Toowoomba Regional Councillor Nancy Sommerfield said Saturday night's blaze had erupted after the mulch, collected from residents' green waste bins, heated to ignition point.

"It just happens every now and then," Cr Sommerfield said.

Council staff remained at the scene until 2.45am on Sunday after extinguishing the blaze on the 50m by 10m heap.

The fire caused significant haze over the North Toowoomba area on Sunday.

"There has been no effect on services."

Council staff today continued to monitor mulch piles at the facility.

Mulch fire at Bedford St tip

EARLIER: Multiple fire crews and dozers attended the scene of a large mulch fire at Bedford St, Toowoomba last night.

Firefighters were called to the fire at around 10pm and arrived to find the mulch pile well alight.

While the fire posed no threat to homes in the area, it caused a significant smoke haze over the North Toowoomba community.

The blaze is expected to be a protracted incident continuing today.

The fire is now in the hands of Toowoomba Regional Council.

Topics:  bedford st, fire, mulch, qfrs, toowoomba



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin Fully self contained modular homes. $13,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
Finish me off please! Auction 16/8...
House 4 1
PRICE REDUCTION! $319,000
House 3 1 2
ROADVALE ACREAGE!!!! offers over...
Rural 4 2 4

Featured Jobs

Ipswich jobs listed daily



Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Leo

You'll mysteriously piece together some past incidents that you thought were totally unrelated. You'll solve a longstanding problem and...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save