Eastern Creek Fire

Dr HUGH McDERMOTT (Prospect) [1.27 p.m.]: Today I congratulate the volunteers and professional firefighters on the amazing work they did in my electorate last week when a major fire ripped through a disused factory on Peter Brock Drive at Eastern Creek. The fire was only metres from the M4 and spread to nearby bushland. Up to 120 firefighters from the NSW Fire Service and 80 firefighters from the Rural Fire Service battled this blaze. It was declared a HAZMAT incident and large amounts of hazardous material were on site. In particular I offer my thanks to the Rural Fire Service volunteers from brigades at Horsley Park, Regentville, Schofields, Orchard Hills, Erskine Park, Plumpton, Eastern Creek and Wallacia. I also thank volunteers from Cumberland Support, Cumberland Group 2, group officers and fire control. They all did an amazing job. I also note that many of those volunteers helped in the Blue Mountains fire outbreak the following day and next weekend.

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