Fire at CSBP Kwinana disrupts operations

Grain Central, May 8, 2023

A building under demolition at CSBP’s Kwinana site caught fire today. Photo: Facebook

A FIRE which broke out today in a building being demolished at CSBP’s facility at Kwinana has disrupted the despatch of dry and liquid fertilisers from this major distribution point.

No-one has been injured in the blaze, and fertiliser to growers is being out-turned from three of its seven despatch sites, despite this morning’s disruption.

CSBP has issued the following statement:

A fire that occurred at 9am this morning at CSBP Kwinana is contained and under control.

The fire occurred at a non-operational part of the plant which was being demolished.

The building is located in the old fertilisers area in the south-west corner of the site, and separate to the chemicals plants.

The fire resulted in significant smoke and WesCEF will be investigating the cause of the fire.

Mustering procedures commenced immediately for all employees who are on site.

There are no injuries and both the CSBP emergency response team and DFES are on site.

An update in relation to the availability of fertiliser despatch plants will be provided as soon as possible.

According to Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the structure fire on Kwinana Beach Road was reported at 0942 today local time, and at 1259, Emergency WA said the fire had been extinguished and made safe.

“People in the area will no longer be impacted by smoke,” Emergency WA advised.

“There is no direct threat to the community.”

CSBP Fertilisers has advised that three of the five despatch sites at Kwinana are currently operational, with one expected to resume operations later today.

Its three liquid despatch points are not expected to resume operations today.

Source: CSBP, Emergency WA


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