Skip navigation

You are here: Homepage > Press Room > Press Releases 2017 > Fire at Fuel Distribution Centre

All Clear Issued

Published 24th July 2017, 9:53am

Fire Officers extinguished the fire at the Sol Fuel distribution centre on South Church Street. Shortly after 2.45 am, on July 24th the "All Clear" was issued and residents were advised that they could safely return to their homes. The officers fought the fire for over 8 hours in hot and humid conditions wearing heavy fire retardant suits.

A unified command post was established at Sunset House, and included HMCI staff, Fire Officers, EMS, Police, Sol, and the Chief Petroleum Inspector which together coordinated the response. Chief Fire Officer David Hails had this to say about the response effort: "We should all be proud of the response from our firefighters and other first responders today. They did a great job and all worked together under challenging circumstances. I am also pleased to report there were no injuries. This was a potentially dangerous fire involving a large quantity of fuel, and our first responders did what needed to be done to keep the public safe."

Fire officers remained on the scene throughout the night as a precautionary watch.