Fire destroys Western Sydney factory - VIDEO - Moorebank

Published: 11 Aug 2022 09:33am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews believe a fire, which damaged a factory in Sydney's west overnight, started in an oven used to bake bread.

An automatic fire alarm alerted firefighters to the blaze in Moorebank shortly after 9:45pm.

Flames and a large smoke plume could be seen across the suburb.

100 workers were evacuated moments before the fire took hold. No injuries were reported.

More than 70 firefighters and 18 fire trucks battled for more than three hours to extinguish the fire.

HAZMAT crews monitored the impact of the smoke plume and put in place measures to prevent water run-off into nearby streams.

While the origin of the fire has been determined, FRNSW will today carry out a more detailed investigation to determine a cause.

EDITORS NOTE: Video of FRNSW crews responding to the fire and drone footage is available via [external link]

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: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Cooking fire safety

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Smoke alarms

It“s the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

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Stations nearby

LIVERPOOL Fire Station

Anzac Road corner Delfin Drive, Moorebank NSW 2170


100 St Johns Rd, Cabramatta NSW 2166

REVESBY Fire Station

60 The River Road, Revesby NSW 2212