Fifty firefighters spent three hours battling an intense fire at a Metro Petroleum service station in Sydney’s south-west last night.
Firefighters arrived at the Fairfield service station at around 6:30pm to find numerous 200kg LPG cylinders alight, with the blaze threatening to spread to adjacent homes. About 15 residents were taken to safety as crews cooled the venting gas cylinders.
After three hours, fire crews managed to control the blaze, saving the neighbouring homes and preventing the flames from spreading to the service station’s fuel tanks.
Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) firefighters remained at the scene last night to disperse residual gas from the LPG cylinders.
Experts from the Fire Investigation and Research Unit (FIRU) will join Police Forensics officers at the scene today in a bid to determine what caused the blaze.