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Emergency services contain large factory fire in Moorebank

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW
Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

UPDATE

Firefighters have brought a large factory fire at Moorebank under control following a night-long battle.

Crews remain on scene attending to various hotspots that remain burning in the building and are expected to remain for most of the day until the fire is extinguished.

HAZMAT crews are also on scene managing the water runoff to minimise the effect on local waterways and the environment.

The fire continues to generate a large amount of smoke and FRNSW have urged local residents to stay indoors where possible especially if they have respiratory issues.

EARLIER

Crews have worked throughout the night to contain the fire, and fire activity has reduced to numerous localised hot spots.

Eight fire trucks remain on scene, they are working to extinguish the fire as well as manage any hazardous materials. The cause of this fire is under investigation.

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

ORIGINAL STORY

More than 100 Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters are currently working to contain a fire inside a factory at Moorebank.

At around 6:30pm Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Liverpool arrived at the Church Road address to find a large amount of cardboard alight at the rear of the factory.

The fire quickly extended throughout the building and additional resources were called from across the Greater Sydney Area.

A number of employees were evacuated with no reports of injuries.

Officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command attended and a number of surrounding streets have been closed as the operation to extinguish the fire continues.

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area where possible.

A Hytans vehicle is in attendance and working to move as much water as possible to the firefighters who are working with hand-lines and ladder trucks.

Firefighting operations are continuing and will go into most of tomorrow.