Fire at Woy Woy tip took 90 minutes to locate
Rural Fire Service crews from Patonga, Pearl Beach and The Bays attended a fire at Woy Woy tip last Tuesday.
Central Coast Rural Fire Service duty officer Mr Frank Overton said the fire service got the first report of smoke at 6pm at Phegans Bay, closely followed by another report of smoke coming from bushland in Kingsview Rd, Umina.
He said it wasn't until about 7.30pm before the crews found the actual location of the fire in Nagari Rd, at Woy Woy tip.
"We're not sure how it started, but despite the rumours, there were no suspicious circumstances and the police did not attend," he said.
Mr Overton said the fire was in four bins containing scrap metal and by 9.30pm the 15 firefighters who attended had extinguished the fires.
Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and the Central Coast Bulk Water Brigade were also in attendance.
Interview (Sue Murray), 16 Jan 2020
Frank Overton, Central Coast RFS