Crews from 462 Mayfield West and 357 Lambton Fire & Rescue NSW were responded to reports of a building fire and on arrival, found a recycling compound with heavy smoke and fire showing. Initially crews were hampered by multiple locked gates and had to force entry to begin fire operations.
The incident escalated to a 4th alarm, bringing in HAZMAT and CAFS appliances. The large recycling depot sustained heavy damage and crews worked through the night to contain the fire.
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