Power Station Fire - Yallah
Published: 18 Jun 2022 04:48pm
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is responding to a large substation fire in Yallah, near Albion Park, on the State’s South Coast.
More than 60 firefighters and two Mobile Command Centres are on scene at Yallah Bay Road.
There is a fire and multiple explosions in one of the large substations on site. Approximately 1000L oil is currently being contained.
High voltage power lines are also being impacted by the blaze.
One transformer is fully alight with a second transformer at risk. The company is attempting to stage a shutdown of the facility.
One FRNSW crew is providing fire protection for the on-site specialists.
The large smoke plume is affecting Wollongong and Unanderra, causing flights in and out of Shellharbour Airport to be delayed.
Residents are urged to stay indoors with windows and doors closed until the air quality has improved.
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and NSW Police are assisting with operations.
Updated: 18 Jun 2022 05:07pm
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