Blaze flattens shed at Tumbulgum
FIREMEN from Murwillumbah were forced to don spillage suits and breathing gear yesterday when a shed erupted in flames at Tumbulgum.
Incident controller Greg Hayes said drums containing unknown substances were in the shed.
The shed behind an unoccupied house was razed shortly after 1pm and several neighbours were evacuated.
"But the wind was in the right direction and there were no real dramas," said Mr Hayes. Units were also called from the Murwillumbah Rural fire brigade, Cudgen and the Tweed Heads hazardous chemicals unit.
About 80 litres of what appeared to be agricultural chemicals were secured in Hazmet drums.
Police are investigating and the circumstances are considered suspicious.