Moorebank factory fire contained overnight

| 11.09,19. 11:00 AM |


Moorebank factory fire contained overnight



Firefighters in Sydney have worked through the night to contain a blaze at a factory in the city's south-west.


Toxic smoke billowed as chemicals inside the Moorebank building exploded.


Residents backing onto the factory had to be evacuated.


The heat from the blaze reached more than 3000 degrees.


Fire investigators have been unable to enter the factory with fears its walls could collapse.


Nearby residents are urged to keep windows and doors closed to avoid the toxic smoke.


Investigation underway


Meanwhile, investigators are set to begin getting to the bottom of the vicious factory fire that sent smoke high into the air in southwest Sydney.


The site is within an industrial area but backs onto Collie Crescent, which was on Tuesday afternoon evacuated by authorities.


An evacuation centre was established at the Chipping Norton Boatshed.


Fire and Rescue NSW on Tuesday night said operations were scaling down at the site after the blaze was successfully contained to the factory.


The cause of the fire remains unclear as authorities were on Tuesday unable to enter the building due to collapsed wall panels.


Fire and Rescue said investigators would attend the site on Wednesday.


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