Big fire in Melbourne – level 2

19-01-2016 15:00

In Melbourne, 150,000 tyres went up in flames. People could see the black smoke for miles. Authorities evacuated workers from the nearby industrial area.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade deployed many fire trucks with more than 100 fire fighters. The brigade also called in helicopters with fire retardant.

People are investigating the cause of the fire, but it does not seem that a person wanted to start the fire.

Difficult words: tyre (a rubber covering placed around a wheel), deploy (to move into position), retardant (something which stops other things).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think started the fire?


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