Grass fire shuts down Beryl Solar Farm

Photo of solar modules under blue sky at Beryl Solar Farm (grass fire)
Beryl Solar Farm

A grass fire has resulted in the shutdown of Beryl Solar Farm, located 5km west of Gulgong in New South Wales.

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Crews from NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) worked to extinguish the grass fire burning under solar modules at Beryl Solar Farm on Monday.

Firies said they were struggling to reach the flames.

“The fire is burning under the solar panels, making access difficult for firefighters,” a NSW RFS spokesman told news.com.au.

“A large column of smoke could be visible from Gulgong.”

The solar farm supplies power to the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link.

A spokesperson for the solar farm said all plant personnel were safe and accounted for.

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“The site has been secured, and there were no injuries. BSF thanks the first responders who assisted the site teams with this effort.”

 

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