Fire destroyed a factory used for wrecking vehicles in the Sydney suburb of Yennora yesterday afternoon.
The SMH reports the fire broke out at around 4pm. More than 70 firefighters attended the scene and the fire was extinguished by about 5.45pm.
Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Ian Krimmer told SBS, "This fire was being fuelled by a mass of stored vehicles collected for wrecking, a number of tyres, automotive fuels and coils."
"A very hot fire; a huge ball of smoke was visible right across the Sydney metropolitan area.
"But to the credit of firefighters they got here quickly and they've contained this fire very rapidly."
No other premises were destroyed by the fire, however some nearby businesses sustained smoke and water damage.
As the fire took hold, it sent a plume of thick black smoke which could be seen from many Sydney suburbs.
Nobody was injured by the fire.