Firefighters extinguish fire in grain elevator - Hanwood
Published: 11 Oct 2022 02:23pm
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have extinguished a fire in a grain elevator at Hanwood in the state's Riverina.
Five trucks from the Griffith and Yenda Fire Stations were called to a feed mill in Jack McWilliam Road just before 10am.
Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the intake/loading pit, two levels underground, and located a fire in the base of a hopper, containing chicken feed.
The all-clear was given after an inspection of the elevator.
The site was evacuated as a precaution.
Fires in grain silos are particularly dangerous due to the risk of explosion, caused by accumulated, contained dust igniting.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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