Firefighters battle blaze at car workshop - Sefton

Published: 24 Apr 2023 01:08pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have battled for more than two hours to extinguish a fierce blaze which has destroyed an automotive workshop and several vehicles in Sydney's south-west.

More than 30 FRNSW firefighters tackled the blaze which had taken hold in the building on Carlingford Street, Sefton, just before 3am.

Firefighters were successful in stopping the flames from spreading to an adjoining property, using ladder trucks to get above the fire, which had intensified due to several vehicles catching fire within the workshop.

They were also able to access the rear of the fire using specialist cutting equipment.

In order to further contain the after-effects of the fire, absorbent booms were brought in and placed over all drains at the workshop to prevent excess run off.

The fire is being treated as suspicious, with FRNSW expert fire investigators working with NSW Police to determine the origin of the blaze.

_Media Note: FRNSW footage of the incident is available here: _ [external link]

Updated: 24 Apr 2023 01:13pm

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