Yallah substation fire update - Yallah

Published: 19 Jun 2022 11:22am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has contained a fire in a Transgrid substation which started in Yallah yesterday afternoon.

The blaze was caused by a mechanical failure of a redundant transformer.

Approximately 100,000 litres of oil was involved in the incident, which has since been confined to a bunded area, and poses no threat to the environment.

Specialist hazardous materials firefighters remain on scene monitoring the smoke plume and the temperature of the impacted transformer and oil tanks.

The fire has significantly reduced in intensity however it is anticipated it will burn for a number of days. Although there is minimal smoke in the area, residents are encouraged to monitor the situation and stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed as required.

Shellharbour Airport has also resumed normal operations.

FRNSW continues to work with Transgrid and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of residents and the environment.

Updated: 19 Jun 2022 11:22am

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