A massive fire is ravaging through bushland south-west of Sydney and has broken boundary lines into Army Barrack property.
The out-of-control blaze started as a grass fire in Casula, 35 kilometres from the city, but has since tore through multiple properties and into bushland.
Horrific footage showed mammoth clouds of smoke billowing over the entire area as train services between Holsworthy and Glenfield have been canceled.
A massive fire is ravaging through bushland in Casula, south-west of Sydney, and has broken boundary lines into Army Barrack property
Massive dark clouds of smoke are seen spreading across the skyline as winds as crews fight against winds up to 70km/h
Police blocked entrance to roads close to the fire as it continues to blanket the town
Firefighters used hoses to wet the rooves of homes close to the fire
A resident was seen talking on the phone while using a garden hose to spray water on a roof
There are reports the fire has encroached dangerously close to homes and police officers have commenced door-knocking, telling residents to leave.
A ‘watch and act’ was issued by Fire and Rescue NSW as flames burned close to Moorebank Avenue and Somercotes Court at Wattle Grove.
The blaze reportedly took off about 2.30pm on Casula Road, near the suburb’s train station.
Firefighters are currently protecting a large amount of fuel at the Holsworthy Barracks, having created a 200-metre exclusion zone.
The blaze reportedly took off about 2.30pm on Casula Road, near the suburb’s train station
There are reports the fire has encroached dangerously close to homes and police officers have commenced door-knocking, telling residents to leave
A police officer is pictured telling a resident about the encroaching danger posed by the fire
Flames appear to come within metres of homes as firefighters use large water hoses
A fire truck drove down a hazy street, which appeared dark and gloomy as it became swallowed in smoke
Up to ten Fire and Rescue NSW trucks were dispatched, and an aircraft was also sent in, with flames reaching as high as ten metres into the sky.
Crews are reportedly struggling against winds up to 70km/h, with the cause of the fire unknown at this stage.
The Rural Fire Service warned residents in Voyager Point, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point and Picnic Point to remain ‘vigilant’.
Giant plumes of smoke created a dark gloomy scene from above as the fire continued to burn at a rapid rate.
Bus companies are on their way to replace train services and passengers leaving or arriving in the area have been advised to delay their journeys.
The burn started as a grass fire but quickly developed into an out-of-control bushfire
Thick smoke made visibility difficult for fire crews, with up to ten trucks dispatched to fight the blaze
Angry red flames can be seen in the nearby bushland of rows of suburban homes
A man wearing a face mask is seen taking his large ginger cat to the car, likely to drive to safety