Two firefighters have been injured battling a fierce blaze that has engulfed a car wrecking yard in western Sydney.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said 160 firefighters were currently at the wrecking yard on Woodpark Road, Smithfield, to battle the blaze that broke out about 8.30am on Saturday.
FRNSW Superintendent Paul Johnstone said the fire had spread to an adjoining furniture factory, but that firefighters had prevented it spreading to a third premises.
He said two firefighters had so far been injured in the operation, one with a deep cut to his hand, the other suffering from heat exhaustion.
Fire crews are working desperately to control a huge blaze at a scrap metal business at Smithfield in Sydney on Saturday monring.
According to police a number of adjoining businesses were evacuated as a precaution. On arrival, they found the premises were well-alight.
The fire is affecting traffic in all directions on the Cumberland Highway and motorists are advised to avoid the area or use local diversions.
It is unknown whether the fire is suspicious at this stage, but crime scene investigators and investigators from Fire & Rescue NSW will examine the scene once it is declared safe.
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