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This Is What 130,000 Flaming Tyres Look Like

It's just like that popular TV show.

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"It's proving to be quite a challenging fire and crews are doing their best to get it under control but it will take some time," Incident Controller David Youssef said.

Large structure #fire in #Broadmeadows. That's some damn thick smoke #vicfires @abcnewsMelb

"There's a lot of energy and fuel in this fire but the community can be confident we will control this issue," he said.

Broadmeadows fire plume from Pascoe Vale.

Plenty of people are pointing out that this could be Melbourne's chance to have its very own Springfield tyre fire.

tyre fire in #Campbellfield. If we have learnt anything from the #Simpsons this could burn for a while

Oooh, our very own tyre fire! Take that Sydney! #MELvSYD #mostliveablecity #broadmeadows

Residents in the area are being told to stay indoors, close all doors and windows and turn off all venting and cooling systems. It's hoped that some late showers will assist crews on Monday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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