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Vandals cause oil spill at factory in Enterprise Ave

John Gass

TROUBLE makers are causing a ruckus about town by lighting wheelie bins and emptying oil drums.

Tweed Senior Firefighter Gavin McDonald said the crew was called to an oil spillage last night at Enterprise Ave.

"Lately kids have been going around tipping and lighting wheelie bins," he said.

"They've now come across a 44-gallon oil drum in a storage area outside (a factory)."

The perpetrators punched a hole in the drums and drain the oil.

"It was throughout the factory car pack." Mr McDonald said.

He said fire fighters found no evidence that someone had tried to get the oil alight.

"Oils too thick even if they did try," he said.

"They may have tried."

In the past week firefighters have been called out to at least four similar incidents.

"It's all around the factory areas," he said.

"We cleat it all up and make it safe."

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Inspector Gary Cowan said he had not heard of the problem but if people saw something suspicious they should contact police.



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