Firefighters are battling the blaze in the seven-storey building in Surry Hills near the CBD.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said multiple Triple Zero (000) calls were received when flames started engulfing the building on Randle Street just after 4pm.
Taken minutes apart #sydneyfire pic.twitter.com/7Wf7EkDCE8
— The Tom Major (@thetommajor) May 25, 2023
More than 100 FRNSW firefighters, from 20 fire trucks and multiple stations, are now working to contain and extinguish the blaze.
Fire outside Central station is scary.
Hope there are no casualties. Kudos to Police, Ambulance and Fire authorities to act promptly and be on site to manage the situation!! #CentralStation #SydneyFire #SydneyCBD #SydneyFire
Cc: @7NewsSydney @9NewsSyd pic.twitter.com/F2hhHClKag
— Aniket Kandge (@AussieBhakt) May 25, 2023
“The building is starting to collapse, while the inferno is beginning to spread to several neighbouring buildings, including residential apartments,” FRNSW said.
Video doesn’t do the flame size justice. Absolutely massive. #sydneyfire pic.twitter.com/uwILnoKGiK
— Paul Andrews (@PaulAndrews2043) May 25, 2023
Streets have been cordoned off and some public transport suspended. At least one vehicle in the vicinity has also been destroyed by fire.
The public is urged to avoid the area as firefighting operations continue.
Terrible fire in Surry Hills in my electorate. Please stay safe and listen to instructions from emergency services.
Thanks to @FRNSW who are on the scene working to get it under control.
— Tanya Plibersek (@tanya_plibersek) May 25, 2023