Massive fire at e-bike warehouse breaks out in Sydney’s inner west

Massive fire at e-bike warehouse breaks out in Sydney’s inner west
Image: Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Croydon, Sydney, Friday January 5. Photo: Nine News



Firefighters spent the early hours of the morning battling a massive blaze that broke out at an e-bike repair centre in Sydney’s inner west.

Emergency crews were called to Elizabeth Street in Croydon at about 5am this morning (Friday January 5). 15 firetrucks, around 60 firefighters and two aerial appliances arrived at the scene to extinguish the blaze.

At the time of the fire, the warehouse was housing e-bikes, which contain highly volatile lithium batteries.

According to NSW Police, no one was believed to be inside the warehouse when the blaze broke out. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Superintendent Joshua Turner from Fire and Rescue NSW told Nine News that engineers were at the site to assess its structural safety.
“When firefighters made access they found that it was actually an e-bike repair centre, so the risk of lithium batteries and storage units of electricity was their prime concern,” he said.
“It took about an hour or two to contain it.”
“Our risks still include structure collapse, the surrounding structure, so we haven’t allowed residents to return.”
Currently, no one is allowed to enter or be near the building, and the nearby petrol station was also evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Road closures are in place at Elizabeth Street between Frederick and Edwin Street North.


FRNSW crews battled for more than two hours to contain the fire at the Croydon warehouse. Image: supplied.

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