Australia Firefighters battle big battery blaze

09:30  30 july  2021
09:30  30 july  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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An explosion occurred as firefighters were dealing with a fire in a 25 MWh lithium-iron phosphate battery associated with a 1.4 MW rooftop array at a shopping mall in the Chinese capital on Friday. At the time of its commissioning, Beijing Gotion Full-Service described the system as the world's largest user-facing energy storage system; the biggest EV charging station in Beijing city center; the first project to combine PV, storage and EV charging; and the first regional, direct-current, incremental-grid set-up.

Over sixty firefighters are battling a large fire at a Melbourne battery factory that has sparked a series of small explosions and prompted the evacuation of the warehouse. Nearby residents reported being woken around 4.30am to "hundreds of small booms" that "sounded like gunshots". It is the second large factory fire in Melbourne in the past fortnight. An exploding forklift is believed to have sparked a ferocious blaze at a Thomastown car wreckage factory on Tuesday July 28, with a worker taken to hospital with burns to his face. More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze , with one estimating

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Victoria's "big battery" project west of Melbourne, and nearby residents are being warned of toxic smoke in the area.

Firefighters are trying to contain a blaze at a Tesla battery installation west of Melbourne. © Joe Castro/AAP PHOTOS Firefighters are trying to contain a blaze at a Tesla battery installation west of Melbourne.

The fire started during testing of the Tesla battery set up on Friday morning at Geelong-Ballan Road and Atkinsons Road in Moorabool.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus are trying to contain the fire and stop it spreading to nearby batteries, while a firefighting drones are also being deployed.

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A huge fire has torn through an industrial building after a " big , big explosion". Onlookers reported a mushroom cloud and secondary explosion at the scene in Kent as firefighters continued to battle the blaze . A former Royal Engineer who lives nearby said it reminded him of gas explosions he saw Firefighters were called to the scene in Vicarage Lane in Hoo, near Rochester, at 4.30am on Friday, where flames and a plume of black smoke could be seen. Members of the public were being asked to avoid the area. Video on social media shows huge flames from the blaze lighting up the night sky

Firefighters have had some success in keeping the Bootleg Fire out of several small communities. “Quick actions from crews on the ground prevented numerous homes from catching fire during nighttime ember showers,” a U.S. Forest Service statement said Monday. In northeastern California, progress was reported on the state’s largest fire so far this year. The Beckwourth Complex, a combined pair of lighting-ignited blazes , was almost 50% contained after blackening more than 145 square miles (375 square kilometers) near the Nevada state line.

The 13 tonne lithium battery that caught fire is encased in a shipping container.

The "big battery" is slated to become the biggest battery in the southern hemisphere, and forms part of a state government push to transition to renewable energy.

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