Sydney tyre factory goes up in flames

A fire has broken out at a tyre factory in Sydney’s west causing major traffic congestion on Blaxland Road in Campbelltown today.

Fire and Rescue NSW received numerous calls after fire broke out at the factory at about 7.20am (AEST).

Back up was called when rescue crews first on the scene reported strong flames from the front section of the building.

Firefighters spent the morning trying to contain the fire to the front section of the factory to prevent it from spreading the rear where hundreds of tyres are reportedly stored.

Aerial appliance is being used to fight the fire from the air.

Police were also called to the scene to direct traffic which pilled up in both directions between Campbelltown Rd and Narellan Rd.

Another factory fire in Sydney was reported overnight the city’s south. Emergency services workers were called to a fire at William Street, Botany, about 11.30pm last night.

The fire, which is being treated as suspicious, caused extensive heat, smoke and water damage. Police are investigating whether an accelerant had been used.

Image courtesy of Jeff Darmanin.