Fire crews battle a fierce blaze in Sydney’s inner west
Image: Twitter Angelioannou
Firefighters have since extinguished the blaze at Sydenham.
Structural engineers are now on the scene inspecting the integrity of the building.
Up to seven fire crews are battling a fierce fire at the General Gordon Hotel at Sydenham.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the building located on Burrows Avenue.
A fire has engulfed the second floor of the General Gordon Hotel in Sydenham on Burrows Avenue. Roads blocked. Avoid area! pic.twitter.com/0tWg5uo7u0
— Matthew Bridges (@matthewabridges) July 30, 2018
Up to sixty firefighters were called to the scene, in an effort to stop the fire from spreading.
The roof of the Hotel collapsed and buildings surrounding the blaze have been evacuated.
Trains operating in and out of Sydenham station were temporarily halted as emergency services worked to contain the fire.
— Angel Ioannou (@Angelioannou) July 30, 2018
NSW Fire & Rescue Superintendent Graham Jarrett joins Ben Fordham with an update.
He says it was a “close call” for firefighters when the awning collapsed but everyone is “safe and well”.
The building was under refurbishment at the time, and some workers were inside when the fire broke out.
An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.
Click PLAY below to hear from Superintendent Jarrett