Wrecking yard destroyed by fire - Kooragang
Published: 30 Jul 2022 11:58am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) investigators are trying to determine the cause of a large blaze this morning in a Newcastle car wrecking yard.
More than 24 fire trucks, including two aerial appliances, were dispatched to the scene in Sandpiper Drive at Kooragang around 2.45am.
Crews were confronted with a fire that had consumed multiple vehicles and a two-storey warehouse, a mechanical workshop containing car parts and fuel.
The fire quickly spread to adjoining buildings on the property as firefighters worked to contain the flames.
Authorities located a guard dog and safely returned the animal to its owner as fire crews in breathing apparatus attacked the "fifth alarm" blaze from several sides.
Firefighters established a defensive perimeter and a pump relay to direct additional water onto the flames.
Once the fire was extinguished and several flare-ups doused, firefighters handed the site over to NSW Police and FRNSW experts to investigate the cause of the blaze.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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