Solar panel fire at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre - VIDEO - Homebush

Published: 13 May 2024 02:45pm

More than 2,500 people have been safely evacuated from Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in Homebush following a solar panel fire this afternoon.

Six appliances and 24 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters responded to the incident in Shane Gould Avenue at 12.15pm after reports of black smoke issuing from the building.

Upon investigation, crews found a working fire in the solar panels on the roof of the sporting facility.

Firefighters quickly got to work and utilised a ladder platform to attack the flames. The blaze was contained within approximately 45 minutes.

A swimming carnival was in progress at the centre at the time of the incident however all people were evacuated safely and there were no reported injuries.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Media note - FRNSW footage from the scene is available here: [external link]

Updated: 13 May 2024 02:50pm

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