BREAKING | Fire erupts at Liverpool carpark


A fire which broke out this morning after 11am destroyed three cars and damaged at least one other at a carpark on Northumberland Street at Liverpool.

Fire and Rescue NSW services were alerted and attended the scene in five minutes.

A Fire and Rescue spokesman said three fire trucks were there.

”Crews saw a lot of black smoke coming from the three-storey carpark and arrived to find two cars on fire on the top floor threatening to spread to a third vehicle.

“The crew of two fire trucks worked on containing and extinguishing the fire. They called for a third crew for a backup.

“By 11.45am they had contained the fire to three vehicles and had checked for any fuel leaks. Then they commenced cleaning the scene. The last crew finished up at 12.45.”

A Mount Pritchard resident who owned one of the destroyed cars told the Liverpool Champion she was devastated. 

“I’m upset because I don’t know if my insurance will cover this,” said Anh (last name withheld at request).

Meanwhile, police and council staff helped her with information.

Police confirmed the cause of the blaze was unknown at this stage but investigations will follow.

A man at the scene (who asked not to be identified) said the fire started in a car owned by a patient at Liverpool Hospital. The car had been there for some time, apparently, and had been reported to the council which was unable to move it.

A passerby whose car was parked on a lower level said he saw the car parked there for over a week.

“That car was parked there last week and I saw the windows had been smashed in. I park here regularly and usually, I park my car on this level but because I saw that car I went onto a lower level. It’s a concern when there are no cameras here,” he said.


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