Fire investigation experts work to establish cause of service station inferno - VIDEO - Campbelltown

Published: 25 Feb 2023 11:16am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire which engulfed a service station in Sydney's south-west overnight.

The '4th Alarm' blaze broke out on Lindesay Street, Campbelltown, just after 10:15pm, taking 10 FRNSW crews and their relief teams five hours to extinguish.

At the height of the inferno, the main building and forecourt canopy were well alight and collapsed under the intense heat.

A petrol tanker, three cars and several LPG cylinders were also destroyed, with multiple explosions occurring on site.

FRNSW crews managed to contain the fire to the service station.

A nearby liquor store and a home sustained minor heat damage, while two more homes nearby were spared.

Around a dozen people were evacuated as firefighting operations took place, with NSW Police closing streets and keeping onlookers at a safe distance.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics on-scene.

No other injuries have been reported.

The fire was contained around 1:30am and extinguished by 3:15am.

Several FRNSW crews have remained on-scene, damping down hotspots and dousing small reignitions.

FRNSW's Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) specialists have now been called in to render the site safe and decontaminate it, where required.

This includes assisting with the recovery of fuel on-site and containing firefighting foam run-off.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with experts from FRNSW's Fire Investigation and Research Unit (FIRU) also at the scene.

_EDITORS NOTE: _Additional still images of the scene are available via the FRNSW website. Drone footage is available for download via the following web link - [external link]

Updated: 25 Feb 2023 11:20am

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