Firefighters battle blaze at a tip near EastLink

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DOZENS of firefighters fight with an out-of-control fire on a Wantirna tip.

Up to 9 trucks and more than 50 firemen were called to the flame at Knox Transfer Station and recycling facility in George St this afternoon.

"It's an uncontrolled fire in a waste disposal facility in Wantirna," said a CFA spokesman Herald Sun.

The fire has broken out near EastLink, and people have been warned to avoid area due to smoke.

Emergency services were first called on stage at. 18.00 today, the spokesman said.

More to come

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