Jindera's OneSteel fire possibly caused by electrical fault

l The fire in a paint booth of OneSteel at Jindera was most likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire service believes. Picture: Dylan Robinson
l The fire in a paint booth of OneSteel at Jindera was most likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire service believes. Picture: Dylan Robinson

FIREFIGHTERS suspect an electrical fault could be responsible for sparking a fire at a Jindera metal merchant on Wednesday.

Albury Rural Fire Services Insp Charles Anderson said the fire, at 7pm, started in the paint booth of OneSteel Wire in Scholtz Street.

It caused an estimated $50,000 of damage to the plant that manufactures rural products, but it did not disrupt production with minimal superficial damage visible on the outside of the building yesterday.

Insp Anderson said investigations were continuing, but the cause was most likely not suspicious.

It took about an hour for firefighters from the RFS and NSW Fire and Rescue to put out.