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"The tyre wall that was constructed around the show grounds, caught fire and that caused serious air pollution and a very serious fire that is hard to put out."

Matt Hepworth spoke with Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Dr Paul Vogel.

Katherine Town Council has been forced into a performance agreement following a tyre fire last year.

When asked what happened, Dr Paul Vogel explained, "There was a grass fire near the Katherine Show grounds, the tyre wall that was constructed around the show grounds, caught fire and that caused serious air pollution and a very serious fire that is hard to put out."

Listen to the full chat here:

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