Dubbo firefighters fought into the early hours of Monday morning to extinguish a fire in North Dubbo.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), Dubbo station commander Chris Cusack, said the station received a call at around 11.30 pm on Sunday night to a building fire.
“When crews arrived we worked out it was approximately 170 cars fully alight,” he said.
“The high fuel load of the cars contributed to the spread of the fire.
“We were able to prevent the fire from spreading to a large shed that was nearby, but it took a while.
“Crews were on site for a significant amount of time before the fire was contained and then extinguished.
“No injuries were recorded.”
Mr Cusack said crews from across Dubbo worked together at the blaze.
There were three trucks from Dubbo, three from Delroy and seven Rural Fire Service trucks working to contain and extinguish the fire,” he said.
“Crews used a large amount of hose and will be busy for days cleaning our equipment and restoring it to service.
Mr Cusack said Dubbo firefighters are alarmed at the number of people calling the station instead of triple zero (000) to report fires recently.
“Dubbo fire crews want the public to know that triple zero (000) is the only number to call to report a fire,” he said.
Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.
If you have any information about this fire, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000