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Hardware store blaze in Rosebery

Published: 31st March 2008

This morning 100 firefighters and 25 fire appliances from across Sydney battled a major fire in a hardware store at Rosebery. The fire started shortly after employees of the store arrived to open up, and soon took hold, fuelled by paint, timber and LPG cylinders contained in the store. The smoke plume was visible across the city. The first arriving crews entered the hardware store but were forced back by intense heat and flames. Firefighters then worked for more than seven hours to contain the blaze, which totally destroyed the store. A number of firefighters and fire engines remained on scene for several days to extinguish hot spots still burning in the rubble.