Industrial Oven Fire - South Windsor

Published: 17 Feb 2022 08:45am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have been faced with a tricky fire in an industrial oven at South Windsor, in Sydney's north-west.

The gas-fuelled oven caught fire about 8.45 this morning, forcing 10 workers at the Walker Street factory to evacuate before the arrival of FRNSW trucks.

Firefighters, from Windsor and Richmond, cut the gas and electricity supply and, wearing breathing apparatus, used numerous carbon dioxide (CO2) portable extinguishers to suppress the flames.

The oven kept re-igniting due to its contents - highly flammable plastics.

Firefighters had to re-enter the factory and hit the seat of the fire with additional carbon dioxide from a FRNSW bulk CO2 truck at the scene.

Fire crews are using thermal imaging cameras and gas detectors to monitor the area and prevent re-ignition.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 25 Oct 2022 12:56pm

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