Industrial site smoke plume - Port Botany

Published: 07 Jul 2021 09:36am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) received numerous Triple Zero (000) earlier today about a large fire and plumes of black smoke which was visible across Sydney's eastern suburbs. 

Upon investigation by FRNSW, it was determined that the cause of the fire was due to a commercial premises in Port Botany having activated a gas venting system through a high-rise safety flare.

As gas was vented through the flare, it ignited and caused large flames to shoot out of the stack.

The incident was deemed not to be a cause for concern for the community.

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Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby


Cnr Beauchamp & Bunnerong Roads, Matraville NSW 2036

BOTANY Fire Station

3 Banksia Street, Botany NSW 2019

MAROUBRA Fire Station

Cnr Maroubra Road & Flower Street, Maroubra NSW 2035