Two workers from a Sydney wrecking yard are fighting for life in hospital after sustaining serious burns. The blaze which tore though the complex, followed explosions which sent huge fireballs into the air.
Kinshu Jain reports.
More than 100 firefighters fought the massive blaze, following initial reports of explosions, at the Revesby site yesterday afternoon.
Two employees, aged 32 and 40, were taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital where they remain in a critical condition.
Supt Greg Rankin, NSW Fire and Rescue: “They were running out. Their clothes were on fire and other workers and other people assisted them until the arrival of Emergency Services and then they were quickly transported to the hospital.”
Fire crews managed to stop the further spread of the fire but much of the car yard was seriously damaged.
And a suspicious fire has ripped through a motorcycle dealership on the Gold Coast.
The Nerang premises was engulfed by flames when emergency services arrived.
It took 45 fire fighters an hour to bring under control.
Inspector Chris Robinson, QFES: “We haven’t determined if there was accelerants inside but due to the amount of fuel that’s in the motorbikes, it has been a very aggressive large fire.”
Police and fire investigators will undertake a forensic examination of the site.
Kinshu Jain, QUT News.