Fire in a shopping arcade in Bankstown

Published: 31st March 2008

Firefighters from Riverwood, Chester Hill, Cabramatta, Campsie, Burwood, Hurstville, Lakemba and a hydraulic ladder fire engine from Parramatta attended a fire in a shopping arcade at Bankstown. Smoke from the fire was visible up to a kilometre away and fire crews had difficulty containing the fire because the site was heavily smoke-logged. It took firefighters more than three hours to contain the blaze and the shop in which it started was severely damaged, with some smoke and heat damage also occurring to neighbouring shops.