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Nightclub fire at Potts Point

Published: 8th July 2007

Firefighters from Darlinghurst, City of Sydney and Woollahra responded to a fire in a nightclub in Darlinghurst Road at Potts Point in the early hours of this morning. The automatic fire detection system in the building alerted the NSWFB. Fire crews arrived within five minutes to the three level building and evacuated 100 people while locating the fire and extinguishing it. Firefighters carried out a thorough search of all the levels as there were initial reports of two people missing. After confirming that all people were accounted for fire crews ventilated the building. Two people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. The room in which the fire started was severely damaged.