Explosion Seen as 150 Firefighters Battle Large Blaze at Factory Storing Chemicals in Prestons

Over 150 firefighters battled a large blaze at a factory in Prestons, New South Wales, on March 19.

According to Fire and Rescue NSW, the factory was reported to contain brake fluid, insecticide and an LPG cylinder. 7NEWS reported that “thousands of litres” of ethanol were also ablaze inside the factory. The report added that some local residents had been evacuated. No injuries had been reported.

The fire started in the early hours of the morning, according to a statement from Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell. Credit: Fire and Rescue NSW via Storyful