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HAZMAT warning removed for Bayswater, Embleton and Morley after waste facility goes up in flames

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A HAZMAT warning has been issued by firefighters for parts of Perth’s central eastern suburbs as they battle a blaze at a waste management facility. 
Camera IconA HAZMAT warning has been issued by firefighters for parts of Perth’s central eastern suburbs as they battle a blaze at a waste management facility.  Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

A HAZMAT warning was issued by firefighters for parts of Perth’s central eastern suburbs after a blaze started at a waste management facility.

A fire at a property on Duffy Street, near the intersection of Jackson Street in Bayswater, was first reported to firefighters about 5.30am on Thursday.

Multiple crews rushed to the scene before the blaze was contained and controlled just before 12pm.

A HAZMAT alerts said smoke billowing from the fire could be toxic and as a caution, people within the emergency warning should stay indoors.

The alert has since been removed after firefighters were able to contain the fire.

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The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Pollution Response Unit have left the scene.

Crews are set to remain at the scene throughout Thursday as they continue mopping up. Motorists still urged to avoid the area as emergency services remain on site.

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