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Residents have been warned to stay in their homes after a massive fire flooded a factory and emitted toxic lavender fumes and smoke in southwest Sydney

Urgent warning for people to stay away from the remains of a toxic factory fire due to dangerous LAVENDER fumes

  • A wall had collapsed on a damaged tank of lavender oil and caused a huge fire
  • The fire led to an evacuation of more than a dozen warehouses and houses
  • More than 100 firefighters worked & night to extinguish the factory inferno
  • Residents warned to stay away from the site due to lavender fumes and smoke
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Residents have been warned to stay in their homes after a gigantic fire flooded a factory and emitted toxic lavender fumes and smoke in southwest Sydney.

More than 100 firefighters worked at night to extinguish the fire at Baker and Co in Yulong Close, Moorebank, after the building lit up on Tuesday before 2 p.m.

A wall had collapsed on a damaged tank of lavender oil, creating a hell that saw thick black smoke over the area, including nearby homes.

Residents have been warned to stay in their homes after a massive fire flooded a factory and emitted toxic lavender fumes and smoke in southwest Sydney

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Residents have been warned to stay in their homes after a massive fire flooded a factory and emitted toxic lavender fumes and smoke in southwest Sydney

More than 100 firefighters worked at night to extinguish the fire at Baker and Co in Yulong Close, Moorebank, after the building lit up before 2 p.m. on Tuesday

More than 100 firefighters worked at night to extinguish the fire at Baker and Co in Yulong Close, Moorebank, after the building lit up before 2 p.m. on Tuesday

More than 100 firefighters worked at night to extinguish the fire at Baker and Co in Yulong Close, Moorebank, after the building lit up before 2 p.m. on Tuesday

A wall had collapsed on a damaged tank of lavender oil, creating a hell that saw thick black smoke covering the area, including nearby homes

A wall had collapsed on a damaged tank of lavender oil, creating a hell that saw thick black smoke covering the area, including nearby homes

A wall had collapsed on a damaged tank of lavender oil, creating a hell that saw thick black smoke covering the area, including nearby homes

The fire in the ingredients factory, which contained food, chemicals and oils, led to an evacuation of more than a dozen warehouses and surrounding houses.

Fire and rescue NSW advised all residents to keep doors and windows closed to prevent them from breathing in the smoke.

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An evacuation center was set up at Chipping Norton Boatshed.

Some residents had returned to their homes, but were warned that they could be hit by lavender fumes and smoke when they went out.

& # 39; If it burns, it produces a number of gases that can be dangerous for people to breathe in – if you are in smoke, we must leave you & # 39 ;, fireman Andrew Shurety told the ABC.

Foam was pumped into the factory on Wednesday morning to ensure that the fire was completely extinguished.

Some residents had returned to their homes, but were warned that they could be hit by lavender fumes and smoke when they went out

Some residents had returned to their homes, but were warned that they could be hit by lavender fumes and smoke when they went out

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Some residents had returned to their homes, but were warned that they could be hit by lavender fumes and smoke when they went out

A Hazmat team was present and a drone was deployed to follow the incident.

Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion before thick black smoke came out of the building.

The area remains closed.

Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion before thick black smoke came out of the building

Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion before thick black smoke came out of the building

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Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion before thick black smoke came out of the building

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