Building fire in Fairfield

Published: 24th November 2008

Firefighters from Fairfield, Cabramatta, Smithfield, Chester Hill, Parramatta, Guildford, Merrylands, Wentworthville, Hazmat specialists from Greenacre and two Duty Commanders responded to a building on fire in Ware Street, Fairfield in the early hours of this morning. The first fire crews arrived within six minutes to find the building engulfed in flames and the fire threatening to spread to adjoining properties. Firefighters were able to protect the neighbouring properties and forced entry to contain the fire. A hydraulic ladder fire engine was used to access the roof area and extinguish sections of the fire. The building suffered extensive damage with a partial roof collapse and the contents were destroyed. The cause of the fire is being investigated.