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Brookvale blaze brought under control

A fire in an industrial unit at 26 Wattle Rd, Brookvale, on Friday night (21 April) required a massive response from Dee Why, Manly, Narrabeen and Forestville fire stations to bring it under control.

There were considerable fears it may ignite other premises within the estate, as well as houses within close proximity. However, the fire was doused within a short period of fire crews being summoned, without spreading to neighbouring units and with no loss of life or injury.

The unit damaged in the 21 April industrial estate fire in Brookvale. Photo: supplied.

Afterwards, a duty officer from NSW Fire and Rescue told Manly Observer, “The original time of call was at 6.08 pm [for] unit 17, number 26 Wattle Road…
“There were fifteen fire trucks, which involved approximately 60 firefighters, required to extinguish the blaze. The unit was not inaccessible but it was hard to get to the seat of the fire – the reason why so many firefighters were deployed…

The officer continued, “The fire was contained within an hour and 20 minutes. Sixteen pumps and a commander attended. Fire Investigation will attend on Saturday, once it is light, to determine the cause. We are keeping a fire truck in place overnight to ensure there are no further flare-ups… They’re on what we call Fire Duty, in case there is any reignition.
“The road around the incident remains closed with restricted access.”

Further updates, NSW Fire and Rescue:

15 fire crews were employed to douse a fire in an industrial unit at 26 Wattle Rd Brookvale. Photo: Alec Smart