Basement car fire at Merrylands

Published: 17th June 2007

Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received to a car that was on fire in the basement carpark of a unit block in Todd Street at Merrylands. The calls came through early this morning and firefighters from Merrylands, Wentworthville, Parramatta and Guildford had to force entry into the garage to extinguish the fire. The three level building was heavily smoke logged so 20 residents were evacuated by fire crews with four people treated at the scene by ambulance officers. After using large fans to clear the smoke firefighters checked the air quality in the units before letting any residents return.