Huge fire engulfs several buildings in Brisbane

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Fire crews are battling a blaze which has engulfed several buildings in Brisbane, as they work to control the flames and smoke in the area.

On Wednesday afternoon several Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) crews were called to a fire at a recycling plant on Gosport Street in Hemmant, east of Brisbane’s CBD.

A photo shared by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to Twitter shows thick smoke billowing out from the fire over the city.

Multiple buildings have been engulfed in a fire, east of Brisbane. Source: Nine News
Multiple buildings have been engulfed in a fire, in Brisbane's east. Source: Nine News

Officer in charge Paige Harris, was on scene at the industrial estate and confirmed several large commercial structures were engulfed in fire.

"There is lots of smoke coming out and signs of structural collapse," a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said.

Both QAS and FRS are encouraging residents in the area to stay inside and close their doors and windows due to the pollutants in the air.

Emergency crews are on scene at a building fire in Hemmant, Queensland. Source: Twitter/Queensland Ambulance
Emergency crews are on scene at a building fire in Hemmant, Queensland. Source: Twitter/Queensland Ambulance

“Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by,” Queensland’s Fire and Emergency Services said in a statement.

“Smoke can decrease visibility so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.”

Queensland Police asked on Twitter for people to avoid Gosport Street and that diversions were in place.

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