Lightning strike in Menai

Published: 7th February 2008

This afternoon a lightning strike resulted in a fire in a transformer at Menai. Firefighters from Menai and Sutherland were quickly at the scene to control the fire. One lane of Old Illawarra Road was closed as fire crews used carbon dioxide and foam to extinguish the fire in the 132 kw transformer. In just over one hour firefighters rendered the area safe with the electrical authority remaining on site to complete repairs.