Businesses and traffic impacted as a result of ongoing silo fire operation - VIDEO - Bomaderry

Published: 28 May 2024 02:49pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) continue to combat a silo fire at a food manufacturing facility in Bomaderry, on the state’s south coast.

FRNSW firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm activation at the facility in Bolong Road just before 9.30am yesterday. 

On arrival, the crews found a smouldering fire in a silo, containing 600 tonnes of grain pellets. 

FRNSW crews, a scientific officer and HAZMAT and rescue teams are working together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NSW Police and Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the on-site facility engineers to remove the product from the silo in the safest way possible.

An exclusion zone has been established, which has impacted all buildings within an 800-metre radius of the burning silo.

As such, Bolong Road has been closed in both directions and nearby businesses have been evacuated, impacting daily operations.

The road closures will remain in place until further notice.

FRNSW Zone Commander, Superintendent Mark Cavanough said that while this is a protracted incident, all measures are being considered to ensure the fire is ultimately extinguished safely.

“FRNSW is deploying a drone every hour to measure the temperature of the silo to ensure it remains safe.”

Media note – FRNSW footage of the incident is available here: [external link]

Updated: 28 May 2024 02:58pm

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