Westbound lanes on Neilson Street, between Alfred and Galway Street, were closed as a result.
FENZ would open the road when they could remove their hoses, Morgan said.
The road was closed because of “very bad water supply here along the street”, she said.
“And so for the fire department to get enough pressure and enough water, they’ve had to run their lines way down to the other end of Victoria Street so those lines are coming across the road and it’s important nobody drives over them.”
FENZ assistant commander Mike Manning said this was something they deal with every day.
They were “well equiped to adapt to those water supply issues in the infancy of a job but we secured an adequate water supply very very quickly to enable us to go about our work”.
“We’ve secured a large water supply from Neilson St… midway through [Wednesday] afternoon and that water supply has been quite adequate for our operations throughout [Wednesday] afternoon and the evening into [Thursday].
“What we have in these large industrial precincts is different sized water mains, so we had to bring in water off a large capacity main down in Neilson St using one of our specialist appliances called a hose layer, so we had to lay in about six to 700 metres of hose and put some intermediate pumps in to keep the continuity of supply up to the fire ground.”
The larger mains were generally on arterials and major roads, which break down into smaller water mains, Manning said.