Three hospitalised with burns after explosion

THREE people have been taken to hospital following an explosion in Sydney’s west.

The blast ripped through a wrecking yard on Victoria Street at Smithfield just before 10am on Saturday.

Paramedics treated six people at the scene, three of whom needed to be taken to hospital.


One man has been taken to Concord Hospital, while two others are being treated at Royal North Shore.

There are reports all three men sustained burns to their head, face and neck.

They are all said to be in stable conditions. The exact extent of their injuries is not known.

Another three men were treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation.

It is not yet known what sparked the explosion.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command have established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

WorkSafe NSW has also been notified.

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