Tullera shed containing chemicals ablaze
UPDATE 4.14pm: A SHED on a Tullera property that contained almost 2000 litres of fuel and chemicals has been severely damaged by fire.
Rural Fire Service Northern Rivers operations manager Daniel Ainsworth said fire fighters from Dunoon, Tullera and Clunes quickly got to work in breathing apparatus to help fire fighters from the NSW Fire and Rescue Lismore brigade battle the blaze in the 30 metre by 20 metre tin shed on Borton Rd.
After arriving at the scene at 2.50pm, fire fighters had contained the blaze by 3.45pm and were working to mop up hot spots.
Rural Fire Service volunteers on the scene requested more cylinders for their breathing apparatus.
Of major concern was 1200 litres of diesel and 600 litres petrol stored near the perimeter of the shed and chemicals inside the shed.
An Essential Energy crew arrived and isolated power to the shed.
Mr Ainsworth said fortunately fire fighters were able to keep the fuels cool so they didn't combust.
INITIAL REPORT 3.18pm: EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a dangerous shed fire at Tullera, near Lismore.
Northern Rivers Rural Fire Service operations manager Daniel Ainsworth said crews responded to reports of a shed fire on Borton Rd at Tullera just before 3pm.
When the Fire and Rescue NSW Lismore tanker arrived fire fighters found a 20 metre by 30 metre shed well alight.
Mr Ainsworth said Rural Fire Service brigades from Dunoon and Tullera arrived soon after.
What makes the fire more dangerous is the shed contains several different chemicals.
Mr Ainsworth said police were on the scene and the Goonellabah Hazmat Unit was called to deal with the chemicals.
Essential Energy has been called to isolate power to the shed and an Ambulance is on standby for fire fighter welfare.