Gas main fire - Newington

Published: 09 Sep 2020 09:30pm

Just after 9:30pm Thursday 9 September, Fire and Rescue NSW were called to reports of a ruptured gas line which had caught fire on the Avenue of Americas, Newington.

Upon arrival crews found the gas line well alight with flames reaching more than two meters in height. Over 20 firefighters from across Sydney's West attended the incident and set up an exclusion zone to protect a nearby petrol station.

Firefighters worked into the night to render the area safe with assistance from the utility company. A number of roads were closed as a result of the incident however these have now reopened.

More images of the incident can be found at the link below.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby


122 Adderely Street, Silverwater NSW 2141

RHODES Fire Station

438 Concord Road, Rhodes NSW 2138

LIDCOMBE Fire Station

37 Church Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141