Building fire in Maitland

Published: 15th April 2009

Early this morning firefighters from Maitland, East Maitland, Telarah, Hazmat specialists from Maitland and the Zone Commander responded to a building fire in High Street, Maitland. Fire crews arrived to find two storage sheds, containing building materials, engulfed in flames. Twelve people were evacuated from nearby residential units as fire crews worked to contain the fire. Extinguishing the fire took several hours as the sheds had collapsed making access to deep seated pockets of fire difficult. Firefighters also ventilated the smoke from an adjacent cinema. The cause of the fire is under investigation.