A huge fire has broken out near the Qantas Terminal at Sydney airport.
Fire authorities were called to a factory on Coward Street in Mascot after 7pm on Tuesday after it went up in flames.
Commentary on social media suggests the airport sent emergency crews to check on their fuel storage depots next to the tarmac after the blaze erupted.
Fire authorities have more than 18 crews on the ground made up of 70 fire fighters rushing to put out the blaze at the two storey warehouse.
The fire started on the ground floor of the factory.
Passenger planes continued to take off and land as smoke billowed from the blaze.
A spokesperson for the Sydney airport said the fire is north of the airport precinct, and as it’s not on airport land operations will be unaffected.