Firefighters tackle marathon silo fire at food manufacturing facility - Bomaderry

Published: 27 May 2024 06:09pm

Fifteen people have been evacuated during a silo fire at a food manufacturing facility in Bomaderry, on the state’s south coast. 

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm activation in Bolong Road, just before 9.30 this morning. 

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

FRNSW is working with on-site staff to mechanically remove the product from the base of the silo, a process that could take all night.  

FRNSW Duty Commander, Richard Jones, said that despite the protracted nature of the incident, it is under control, “Today’s incident is an example of a best-case-scenario.”

“Whilst business operations have been impacted, the actions of the facilities staff and firefighters has prevented the fire spreading and causing any further damage,” Inspector Jones said.

Firefighters continue to monitor the temperature of the fire using Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC). 

The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined.

Updated: 27 May 2024 06:13pm

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