Queensland Fire and Rescue Service workers are at the site of a fire at a former kangaroo leather tannery in Narangba, 34 km north of Brisbane's CBD.
The fire began at 12:30 am, Brisbane Times reports, outside the tannery at the corner of Boundary Road and Potassium Street. It has since destroyed four prime movers, and there are concerns about oil polluting industrial waterways.
"We'll be attempting to remove the contaminated water from the local area just to reduce that hazard," Fire and Rescue’s Lance Duncan told the ABC. The facility is now used to hold industrial oils.
The two roads have been closed, frustrating early morning commuters.
"At this point in time certainly nobody will be able to come into any of the premises with respect to Potassium Street because it is completely blocked off with probably around eight QFRS appliances," said Police Inspector Mark Laing.
The Courier Mail reports that the factory has been completely destroyed.
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