Building Fire - Lismore
Published: 18 Sep 2020 06:34am
This morning at 6:34am, Fire and Rescue NSW were alerted to a fire in a cathedral on Leycester St, Lismore. Multiple Fire Stations from the Northern Rivers region have responded to the incident.
On arrival, crews found large volumes of smoke issuing from the roof of the building.
Firefighters gained access and quickly extinguished an initial fire, however, the blaze has spread to the rear of the property and into the roof. Crews are currently working to contain the spread and extinguish the blaze.
St Carthage's Primary School and Trinity College have been closed while the incident continues.
All occupants were able to self-evacuate from the building.
NSW Ambulance and NSW Police are also in attendance.
Residents in the area are asked to avoid the area and use caution when driving.
Further updates will be posted to the link below when available.
UPDATE | 8:45am
An aerial (cherry picker) and additional truck from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Surfers Paradise Station, is currently making its way to the incident, to help in efforts to contain the blaze.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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