Massive fire breaks out by Sydney Airport’s Qantas terminal – as emergency crews rush to fuel storage depots
- More than 70 firefighters are rushing to put out a blaze near Sydney Airport
- A factory caught fire after 7pm on Coward Street at Mascot
- Despite huge plumes of smoke near the airport operations continue as normal
A huge fire has broken out near the Qantas Terminal at Sydney airport.
Fire authorities were called to a factory on Coward Street in Mascot at about 7pm on Tuesday after it went up in flames.
Commentary on social media from a CNN cameraman suggested the airport sent emergency crews to ‘watch over their fuel storage’ depots next to the tarmac after the blaze erupted.
However Sydney airport said the fire is not near airport fuel depots.
Fire authorities have more than 18 crews on the ground made up of 70 fire fighters rushing to put out the blaze at the two storey warehouse.
The fire started on the ground floor of the factory.
Fire and Rescue New South Wales confirmed the blaze is still contained to the warehouse complex at about 8.15pm.
Fire authorities were called to a factory on Coward Street in Mascot at about 7pm on Tuesday after it went up in flames
Masses of smoke can be seen from as far away as Cremorne Point on Sydney’s lower north shore as fire crews continue trying to extinguish the fire.
Passenger planes continue to take off and land as smoke billows from the blaze.
A spokesperson for the Sydney airport said the fire is north of the airport precinct.
‘We are anticipating minimal delays, less than 15 minutes as a result of the smoke,’ he said.
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Smoke is seen billowing outside the airport precinct at Sydney from a nearby warehouse fire
Twitter users have been sharing images of the fire from all around Sydney as heavy smoke fills the air around Sydney
More than 70 fire fighters are battling a blaze near Sydney Airport at Mascot on Tuesday evening
Fire authorities have rushed to put out a blaze at a warehouse on Coward Street in Mascot near the Sydney airport
Smoke filled the air on Tuesday night near the Sydney Airport
Fire fighters were still battling the blaze at Mascot in Sydney after 8pm on Tuesday
Smoke is visible across large parts of Sydney as fire fighters battle a warehouse blaze near Sydney airport