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Factory inferno sparking chaos

A FEROCIOUS fire which engulfed a car wrecking yard in Revesby last Tuesday, caused traffic chaos on surrounding streets and prompted a warning to residents to keep their windows and doors closed as smoke wafted over nearby suburbs.

A MAN was rescued by firefighters from a burning house in Lakemba but unfortunately a Revesby factory was destroyed when it was engulfed by flames last week.
Neighbours alerted emergency services and when Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews arrived at the Barremma Road home about 8.30am last Wednesday, smoke was billowing from the roof.
They knocked on the door and when no-one replied, a crew wearing breathing apparatus entered the home and began a search for occupants, finding a 36-year-old requiring immediate medical treatment.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but firefighters are concerned the home was not fitted with a smoke alarm.
FRNSW is reminding the public to ensure working smoke alarms are installed in their homes this winter and they can book a home fire safety visit from their local fire crew.
A day earlier, more than 80 firefighters had a battle on their hands when fire engulfed a car wrecking yard – full of dismantled cars and car parts – on Fitzpatrick Street in Revesby about 2.10pm.
Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to adjoining properties, but with vehicles stacked on top of one another, it was difficult for firefighters to get to the seat of the fire.
Specialist HAZMAT crews monitored air quality and advised nearby residents to keep their windows and doors closed until the fire was extinguished.