Welders evacuated after silo fire

Welders have been evacuated from Kooragang Island after a silo overheated.

Eight people were evacuated from Kooragang Island’s bulk facilities late this afternoon, according to the Newcastle Herald.

The source of the problem was reportedly a part of the silo overheating due to excessive welding activities.

Emergency crews were called to the scene as a precaution.

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