A fire that began burning inside Haverick Meats in Sydney’s Banksmeadow on the morning of Saturday 20 May has been extinguished, reported ABC Online.

More than 40 staff were evacuated from the meat factory and 75 firefighters called in to control the blaze, although they were instructed to wait until the building had collapsed before attempting to extinguish the fire.  

The blaze started inside an air conditioning unit and spread through the factory’s insulation paneling, making the fire “very hard to control” said Superintendent Ian Krimmer.  

Patrick and John Andrews, second generation owners of Haverick Meats, have provided an update via the Haverick Meats Saturday Store facebook page. “Please be assured that we have secured a temporary facility in Banksmeadow and will be receiving and delivering minimal orders Monday 23rd May, and with full capacity on Tuesday 24th May. We wish to thank everyone in advance for your patience, cooperation and support during this time,” the post said.

There have been no reports of injuries to workers or firefighters. 

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