UPDATE: Yallah Substation Fire | NSW
Updated: Jun 19, 2022
Emergency services responded to reports of a fire earlier today.
Emergency services, including Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), have been on-scene at a large substation fire south of Sydney.
About 3pm today, emergency services responded to reports of a fire at an electrical substation on Yallah Road, Wollongong.
More than 60 firefighters and two Mobile Command Centres were on scene at Yallah Bay Road.
Authorities said that there was a "fire and multiple explosions in one of the large substations on site."
"Approximately 1000L oil is currently being contained."
High voltage power lines have also been impacted by the blaze.
There are no reports of injuries.
FRNSW have confirmed the fire is located at the Transgrid substation.
It's reported a redundant transformer failed, causing the fire. Transgrid have advised to expect no impact to supply.
Specialist hazardous materials firefighters remain on scene monitoring the smoke plume and the temperature of the impacted transformer and oil tanks.
The fire has significantly reduced in intensity however it is anticipated it will burn for a number of days.
Although there is minimal smoke in the area, residents are encouraged to monitor the situation and stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed as required.
Shellharbour Airport has also resumed normal operations.
FRNSW continues to work with Transgrid and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of residents and the environment.
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