Excavator assists firefighters in scrap metal blaze

By Xavier Mardling
JOINT EFFORT: A 30-tonne excavator assisted firefighters with a blaze at a recycling plant at Teralba. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

FIREFIGHTERS took more than two hours to contain a blaze at a recycling plant at Teralba on Tuesday.

Multiple Fire and Rescue NSW units responded to the incident on Racecourse Rd after a number of Triple Zero calls just after 11am.

It's believed the large fire had ignited within scrap metal inside the plant.

A 30-tonne excavator was called in to assist with the firefighting efforts, helping to find the origin of the blaze at the plant.


Members of the Rural Fire Service also attended to provide additional water supply.

Earth moving equipment was required to assist with the clearing of debris.

NSW Ambulance attended the recycling plant however no injuries have been reported.

Fire and Rescue NSW said cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

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