A fire ravages a major substation south of Sydney, with a transformer completely on fire. – The Informant.



A fire ravages a major substation south of Sydney, with a transformer completely on fire.

Published on 18.6.2022


A fire ravages part of the Tallawarra power station in Yallah, Australia.

More than 80 firefighters have been called to a blaze at a major electrical substation south of Sydney, with a transformer on site fully on fire and another in danger.

More than a dozen fire crews were called to a blaze at a major electrical substation south of Sydney. NSW Fire and Rescue Services reported multiple explosions at the site.

Fire crews were unable to immediately enter the substation to put out the fire before the power was cut. (ABC News)

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A transformer at Tallawarra Power Station in Wollongong, NSW is on fire.
More than a dozen fire crews are on site, with a second substation at risk. Smoke from the site is not toxic, but residents of nearby suburbs are asked to stay indoors. Around 80 firefighters were called to the Yallah Road site in Wollongong, Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said no injuries were reported, but one person was evacuated from the site.

The fire is not impacting the nearby Tallawarra Power Station and will not affect electricity supplies to customers.

A transformer in the substation is completely on fire and a second is in dangerr.

The fire at the Tallawarra power station in Yallah occurred on Saturday afternoon. (ABC News)

The New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said around 1,000 liters of oil was contained.

A large plume of smoke from the fire is affecting the nearby towns of Wollongong and Unanderra, and flights at nearby Shellharbour Airport have been delayed.

The New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has asked residents to stay indoors, with windows and doors closed, until the air quality improves.

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