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Car vs Pole, Botany Rd Alexandria

On the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria.

The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaited the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power. The driver was attended to by Paramedics on scene but was not transported.

Ironically, the incident occurred in front of a smash repair business.

Car vs Power Pole, Botany RdOn the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria. The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaitd the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power.

Car vs Power Pole, Botany RdOn the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria. The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaitd the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power.

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Car vs Pole, Botany Rd Alexandria

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Car Fire, Parramatta Road at Annandale

Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task.

 

All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.

 


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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012

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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012 -33.888187, 151.165884 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=174Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task. All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.  

 

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Crane Partially Collapses After Catching in Fire at UTS Construction Site, Sydney

A tower crane working at the UTS site on Broadway this morning has caught fire and then partially collapsed, with the boom falling across a building.

Inspector Mark Reilly from Fire & Rescue NSW reports the fire is some 65 metres above ground and involved a 1000L diesel tank used to power the crane. The incident has caused large exclusion zones for vehicles and pedestrians, causing extensive travel delays around the city.

Social media networks were rapidly updated as passersby posted updates and photos firstly of the fire and then showing the collapse. Five of these are included below.



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Fire at Bobbin Head Marina

Around 20 people were evacuated from a Restaurant in the building which was damaged by fire on Saturday. Over 50 firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW attended the fire which broke out in a boat repair business at the western end of the building at Bobbin Head in North Turramurra, in the North of Sydney.

 

A NSW RFS spokesman said the fire  “destroyed about 40 per cent of that building, with a roof collapsed as well. That 40 per cent of the building is totally destroyed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain it, to stop it moving to the rest of the building as well.”
Damage to a large tin structure adjacent to the fire was clearly visible, but firefighters stopped the fire from spreading into that building.

Vessels from National Parks and Wildlife, Maritime NSW and Marine Rescue NSW assisted with the firefighting effort. No Boats or Pens were damaged by the fire.

NSW RFS firefighters from the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai district were assisted by several brigades from the adjoining Warringah/Pittwater District along with Fire & Rescue NSW including a specialist HAZMAT appliance. Due to the age of the building, the presence of asbestos was feared leading firefighters to bag PPE for decontamination and dress in temporary coveralls. Investigators later confirmed the building did not contain asbestos.

No injuries were reported, and the Marina’s manager hoped to reopen for trade Sunday.

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Fire - Bobbin Head Marina

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Fire - Bobbin Head Marina -33.662438, 151.162423 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=153 Around 20 people were evacuated from a Restaurant in the building which was damaged by fire on Saturday. Over 50 firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW attended the fire which broke out in a boat repair business at the western end of the building at Bobbin Head in North Turramurra, in the North of Sydney. A NSW RFS spokesman said the fire ”destroyed about 40 per cent of that building, with a roof collapsed as well. That 40 per cent of the building is totally destroyed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain it, to stop it moving to the rest of the building as well.” Damage to a large tin structure adjacent to the fire was clearly visible, but firefighters stopped the fire from spreading into that building. Vessels from National Parks and Wildlife, Maritime NSW and Marine Rescue NSW assisted with the firefighting effort. No Boats or Pens were damaged by the fire. NSW RFS firefighters from the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai district were assisted by several brigades from the adjoining Warringah/Pittwater District along with Fire & Rescue NSW including a specialist HAZMAT appliance. Due to the age of the building, the presence of asbestos was feared leading firefighters to bag PPE for decontamination and dress in temporary coveralls. Investigators later confirmed the building did not contain asbestos. No injuries were reported, and the Marina’s manager hoped to reopen for trade Sunday. Full gallery available.
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Structure Fire – Log Cabin Motel, Penrith NSW

NSW Fire & Rescue crews were responded to the historic Log Cabin Motel on the banks of the Nepean River in Penrith on the evening of March 9, 2012. On arrival they found a fire in a ceiling space caused by a down light. Approximately 100 persons were evacuated from the premises.

After initially calling for a 2nd alarm response, crews upgraded to a 3rd alarm with firefighting efforts hampered by an electrical supply that could not be isolated. The fire took hold in the roof space, with a further call for a 5th Alarm response. With the fire taking hold, crews were withdrawn from the building for safety and operations continued with aerial appliances and handlines from outside the building.

The fire caused significant damage to the building, and firefighters continued to work through the night to fully extinguish the blaze.

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P77 St Marys at work on the Log Cabin Motel fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

 

Aerial Pumper 97 Huntingwood at the Log Cabin Motel FireIn only a short time in service this new appliance has attended a number of significant fires in Western Sydney

Ladder Platform 27 Parramatta at work on the Log Cabin Fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

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Yeoman’s Hazard Reduction Burn

 


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