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Production plant fire at Oberon

Published: 7th September 2007

A fire in an industrial production plant early this morning on Lowes Mount Road at Oberon kept fire crews from Oberon, Bathurst and Kelso busy for several hours. The fire occurred in a hopper and its associated metal ducting. The fire was difficult to locate and access, requiring firefighters to use a thermal imaging camera to locate where the fires were inside the ducting. Crews utilized the facility's installed fire protection drencher system and fire hoses to extinguish several smouldering fires. All run off water was contained on site. The incident was concluded by the afternoon.