Fire breaks out at Western Sydney scrap metal yard


Firefighters are working to control a blaze at a metal recycling plant in Sydney's west.

The fire took hold in a large pile of old cars at the St Marys plant just before 1pm on Thursday, a spokesman for Fire & Rescue NSW said.

The fire took hold of a large pile of old cars. Source: 7 News

Multiple crews, including an aerial unit, are on scene trying to contain the flames as images of black smoke rising over the suburb circulated on social media.

The fire crews are using heavy machinery to break up the pile of metal in an attempt to extinguish the fire.

Heavy machinery was used to try and break up the fire. Source: 7 News