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UPDATED: Flour production resumes after Manildra fire

Grain Central, November 11, 2020

A fire at the Manildra Group’s flour-milling complex in Manildra stopped flour production for 30 hours this week. File photo: Manildra Group

PRODUCTION at Manildra Group’s flagship mill resumed at 3am yesterday following a disruption caused by a fire which broke out in the ccomplex in the central New South Wales town of Manildra at around 11pm on Tuesday.

The fire incident impacted the site for about a 30-hour period, and was attended by NSW emergency services including Fire and Rescue, NSW Rural Fire Service and police and ambulance officers.

“All employees were immediately evacuated from the site and are accounted for, and no employees were injured during the incident,” Manildra Group said in a statement.

The fire occurred in the cleaning section of the Manildra Flour Mills complex in a building on the corner of Kiewa and Duff streets.

Kiewa Street is part of the Henry Parkes Way, which links Orange and Parkes, and it was closed for much of Wednesday as a result of the fire, with through traffic diverted south through the townships of Cudal and Eugowra.

Manildra Group is conducting an internal and external independent investigation in relation to the cause of the fire.

Grain Central understands this week’s fire was in a different part of the complex from where the explosion in 2018 occurred.

Source: Manildra Group, Live Traffic NSW

 

 

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