Firefighters battle large scrap yard blaze - Hexham

Published: 14 Aug 2022 02:53pm

More than 20 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are battling a large blaze in a scrap metal yard at Hexham in Newcastle.

The fire broke out at the Maitland Road property just before 11.30am, issuing a large volume of black, toxic smoke.

Firefighters from 11 fire stations have responded to the scene, hitting the fire with hoses from three sides.

Two large aerial platforms are also in use and cranes are in position to try to break up the pile of scrap, measuring around 100 metres by 50 metres and 10-to 15 metres high.

Firefighters are also concerned about LPG and oxygen cylinders stored on site of the 'fifth alarm' blaze.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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