One person has died and several residents were treated by paramedics on Monday morning following a major fire in Sydney’s inner west.
Firefighters were called to a unit complex on Young Street in Croydon around 6am on Monday after reports of an explosion in one of the ground floor flats.
The explosion caused a major fire that called in more than 40 firefighters. Several residents were trapped on the upper floors of the apartment complex and had to be evacuated using ladders.
Speak with TodayFire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said about 30 people were evacuated during the incident.
“It’s a timely reminder that fires happen in all communities at any time of the day,” he said.
The NSW Police and NSW Fire Service have now launched an investigation to find the cause of the fire.
The road is currently closed to the public and is expected to be closed for most of the day.
“The main concern now is for displaced people, how we can get them back into units when it’s safe to do so,” Dewberry said.
“We will work with them to provide them with comfort and to determine how we can get them back to their homes or alternative accommodation if needed.”
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