Fire and Rescue NSW responds to fire in multi-level unit block - Burwood

Published: 16 Jan 2023 09:27am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has extinguished a major fire in an eight storey unit block at Burwood, in Sydney's inner west.

Emergency services were called to the complex on Burwood Road just after 4:30am, finding flames and smoke in a ground level carpark and storage area.

FRNSW crews immediately attacked the blaze and assisted with the evacuation of 25 residents.

One firefighter sustained a minor ankle injury during the response and was transported to hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The fire took an hour and a half to control and extinguish.

Fire investigation specialists from NSW Police remain on-scene and will try to determine where and how the fire started.

EDITORS NOTE: Additional images of the fire scene are available on the FRNSW website.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:12pm

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Stations nearby

BURWOOD Fire Station

12b Livingstone Street, Burwood NSW 2134

ASHFIELD Fire Station

16 Victoria Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

CONCORD Fire Station

153 Concord Road, Concord (North Strathfield) NSW 2137