Fire engulfs seven-story building in Sydney, rescue underway as flames spread further25th May 2023
A seven-story multi-level building on Randle Street in Surry Hills near the CBD caught fire this morning, and was entirely engulfed by the fire within a matter of hours.
A seven-story multi-level building near Central station in Sydney caught fire this afternoon, and was entirely engulfed by flames within a matter of hours. The massive fire is reportedly spreading across several residential buildings in the vicinity.
The building, located on Randle Street in Surry Hills, has entirely gone up in flames. An onlooker told the media that he saw parts of the building falling off as the building slowly disappeared into thick plumes of smoke.
Fire and rescue crews have reached the scene, while the roads around the site have been closed for commuting. More than 100 firefighters and 20 fire trucks have been deployed at the spot to get the fire under control, as per reports.
The New South Wales (NSW) police have issued warnings asking people to avoid the area around the site. A video footage released by FRNSW (Fire and Rescue New South Wales) shows the moment a wall from an engulfed building in Surry Hills came crashing down onto the street below.
The FRNSW team said it started receiving several calls since 4 pm, with frantic callers reporting the fire.