Residents in Sydney’s west have been told to stay inside and keep their windows closed after a factory fire left a covering of toxic smoke in the area.

The fire broke out at a bottling factory on Norrie Street in Yennora at about 6:45pm on Monday evening (August 5).

The factory is reportedly filled with 10 tonnes of cooking oil, nine kilogram gas cylinders, plastic and wooden crates, which all went up in the blaze causing the toxic fumes.

An eight-alarm was raised, meaning that 16 of NSW Fire and Rescue trucks attended the scene along with Hazmat and rescue crews, according to 7 News Sydney.

Firefighters battled the blaze throughout the night with 10 water pumps, five ladders and cherry pickers.


No has been seriously injured in the blaze and it’s currently unknown what caused the blaze.