Sydney fire: Human remains found after huge blaze in Darlington near Redfern Station
Sydney fire: Human remains found after massive fire in Darlington near Redfern Station
- A fire broke out just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning
- Unit on third floor caused fire
A man’s body has been found in a unit after it caught fire in Sydney, near Redfern Station.
More than thirty firefighters were called to a multi-story apartment complex on the corner of Abercrombie Street and Ivy Street in Darlington after it caught fire shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Ten fire and rescue crews tried to contain the fire that started in a unit on the third floor.
Firefighters had entered the building but had to evacuate when part of it collapsed and conditions became too dangerous.
NSW Police Inspector Rod Hart confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that human remains had been found.
The body has yet to be identified.
As many as 40 firefighters were called to a multi-storey building on Abercrombie Street, in Darlington, in Sydney’s CBD after it caught fire shortly after 8am on Wednesday.
Firefighters can be seen at the scene of the fire in Darlington
Photos taken by Sydneysiders show huge plumes of smoke above the building
Sixteen people from the building and surrounding businesses were evacuated when the fire broke out, and it is expected to be several days before residents are able to return home.
The fire was under control just before noon and firefighters were able to re-enter the building, where they found the deceased man.
The cause and circumstances surrounding the fire will be investigated and engineers will be called in to assess the structural integrity of the building.
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