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Yallah fire could burn for days

Yallah fire june 19 2022

A fire at a electrical sub-station south of Sydney, could continue burning for the next three days.

A transformer caught alight at the facility at Yallah, near Albion Park, the flames are being fuelled by 100,000 litres of oil.

Fire and Rescue Superintendent Adam Dewberry said they have a plan, to tackle the massive blaze:

"The fire is contained and the oil from the fire is also contained in specifically constructed bunded areas,

"The system is also in place to contain the added firefighting water and oil into a second retention pit which will be pumped out as it fills,"Mr. Dewberry said.

Trans-grid has diverted power from the site - meaning nearby homes won't be hit with blackouts.

Image: Fire & Rescue NSW