Factory fire in Rydalmere

Published: 21st June 2007

Fire crews from Rydalmere, Silverwater, Parramatta, Eastwood, Lidcombe, Northmead and Burwood were called early this morning to a factory on fire in Jean Street at Rydalmere. The first firefighters to arrive reported the factory, which comprised of two levels with a mezzanine, completely engulfed in flames with evidence of imminent structural collapse of some of the walls. The fire was impinging on several nearby drums of unknown contents and walls in two sections of the factory had given way. Fire crews brought the fire under control in just over two hours and firefighters remained on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. The factory suffered extensive fire damage.