Eastern Creek fire: disused factory burns near M4

A major fire has ripped through a disused factory in Eastern Creek only metres from the M4.

Up to 120 firefighters from the NSW Fire Service and 80 firefighters from the Rural fire service are battling the blaze. Peter Brock Drive – Eastern Creek pic.twitter杭州夜网m/vxVsXRXbwT— Chris (@CBMediaSydney) July 30, 2015

Smoke is billowing from the building on Peter Brock Drive in Sydney’s west, which is believed to have collapsed during a hail storm in April.

Up to 90 people have been evacuated from nearby factories.

Rescuers do not believe anyone is inside the collapsed building, and there have been no reports of injuries. View from 7 News helicopter of the Eastern Creek building on fire. 100 fire fighters are in attendance. #7Newspic.twitter杭州夜网m/eRZrjnfGHu— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 30, 2015This is scary. Eastern creek. @smhpic.twitter杭州夜网m/Q4djmo02av— Jennifer Duke (@JennieDuke) July 30, 2015EASTERN CREEK | #FRNSW at a bld’ing #fire on Peter Brock Dr. Multiple 000 calls. Collapsed bld’ing well alight. Fire ops underway.— Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) July 30, 2015Huge fire raging in #EasternCreek as seen from Vaucluse. Stay safe everyone! #9Newspic.twitter杭州夜网m/8t31iFxzUz— Lisa (@spicyicecream) July 30, 2015

Access to water was difficult for the firefighters and multiple crews were called in to assist.

Aerial footage from news helicopters shows the collapsed roof of the Mobis Parts Australia factory building is engulfed in flames.

The smoke is billowing away from the M4, but traffic is very heavy along the motorway, especially westbound near Reservoir Road due to the fire.

Motorists have been told to expect significant delays during peak hour. EASTERN CREEK | UPDATE: 100+ f/fighters at a factory #fire on Peter Brock Dr. 90 ppl evac’d. Fire contained. Fire ops continuing.— Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) July 30, 2015EASTERN CREEK: Traffic’s very heavy on the #M4, especially w/b, due to smoke in the area from a fire on #PeterBrockDr near #ReservoirRd.— Live Traffic Sydney (@LiveTrafficSyd) July 30, 2015

NSW Fire and Rescue have asked drivers on the M4 to take care and wind up their windows.

“It’s probably tempting to do a bit of rubber-necking, but we don’t want anyone to be in an accident,” a spokeswoman for NSW Fire and Rescue said.   @7newssydney large factory fire behind twin servos on m4 westbound pic.twitter杭州夜网m/r6VRJbB9Kr— Joan Caballero (@joancaballero9) July 30, 2015

A patch of grass which had caught alight, threatening nearby bushland, is now under control, a spokeswoman for NSW Fire and Rescue said.

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