Emergency services have finally brought a massive chemical blaze under control in Sydney’s west this morning.
The fire engulfed a building in Moorebank around 2.00pm yesterday afternoon, which forced the evacuation of hundreds of people.
200 people were evacuated from 15 nearby warehouses, while 100 residents were evacuated from around 40 nearby homes.
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MOOREBANK | UPDATE: Homes have been evacuated in Collie Ct as #FRNSW firefighters work to prevent the spread of a large factory fire. Large volumes of smoke continue to issue from the building. Nearby residents are advised to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed. pic.twitter.com/sGShtzIRi1
— Fire and Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) September 10, 2019
It’s understood the Baker & Co food factory could have been leaking a potentially toxic substance, with crews working hard to stop the spread.
A wall collapsed onto a tank of lavender oil during the fire, which made it difficult for firies to access certain areas.
Engineers were brought in to help fire fighters, with the blaze now reportedly under control.