Woodchip silos go up in smoke

A TOWERING FIRE: Metropolitan Fire Service regional commander Mark Searcy says more than 30 firefighters battled the silo blaze at the Borg Manufacturing White Avenue site

MOUNT Gambier and district firefighters contained a large silo blaze that erupted at a timber manufacturing plant on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke billowing across residential streets.

Residents living in immediate and surrounding areas were warned to keep their doors and windows closed due to the blanket of smoke.

It is understood the fire was contained in two


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