Fire crews extinguish fire in battery factory - Cardiff

Published: 09 Jun 2022 02:27pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have extinguished a fire at a battery manufacturing business at Cardiff in the state's Lake Macquarie region.

The blaze broke out in a shed containing truck batteries in the Munibung Road factory around 1pm today.

Nine FRNSW trucks, including Hazardous Material units, rushed to the scene and helped police to evacuate 50 workers from the site.

The firefighters contained the flames to two large lithium batteries, about 1.5 cubic metres in size.

They are continuing to extract a large volume of smoke from the two-storey warehouse and cool the battery units in an effort to render the site safe.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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