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Major factory fire in Seven Hills

Published: 23rd March 2009

In the early hours of this morning firefighters from Seven Hills, Wentworthville, Northmead, Huntingwood, Parramatta, Blacktown, Merrylands, Kellyville, Guildford, Silverwater, Hazmat specialists from St Marys and Greenacre along with several senior officers responded to a large factory fire in Seven Hills. Firefighters were on scene within 10 minutes and reported flames coming through the roof of the building. Shortly after arrival the front wall of the building collapsed, with two more walls and the roof collapsing later. A hot zone was established and all necessary procedures were put in place to deal with the asbestos that was discovered in the roof. Firefighters battled the intense blaze for two hours, and successfully contained the fire to the building of origin saving several adjoining factories. Later that morning, demolition equipment was brought in to pull down the remaining wall, enabling firefighters to extinguish the deep-seated pockets of fire and fire investigators to safely begin their investigation into the cause of the fire.