Queensland firefighters battle tricky fire
As a thick smoke billowed from an apartment building on the NSW south coast, firefighters and emergency management workers struggled to keep the blaze contained.
One man died in the blaze which started early on Thursday morning at about 9:00am on a balcony of the building on Odenham Street in Darlinghurst.
Some 40 people were said to be living in the apartment. The blaze is now contained to the area and is not threatening any residents or buildings at the end of the night.
A spokeswoman for NSW Fire Service said: “We lost a person in the building.
“Our operations are looking for more details but we believe a resident could be in the building with us tonight.”
The spokeswoman said it was difficult to tell how many people were trapped because smoke from the building could appear anywhere near to them.
“It may well be as many as ten,” she said.
“All that is known is we’re looking for a resident of the building with us tonight.
“I can confirm that we lost a person this morning. That would be our first estimate.
“Our first priority is to save lives and hopefully prevent further incidents.”
Two firefighters were taken to hospital after arriving at the scene, although it is not clear whether the fire started during that process.
A paramedic who helped to put out the blaze was not injured.
“I just went and ran,” the paramedic said.
“There were smoke alarms going off so I tried to get out of there. I didn’t want to risk life and limb.
“I was actually just on my own.
“I heard a loud bang, a우리 카지노 사이트nd a big crack followed by a loud bang.
“It was as big as you can imagine, and I couldn’t move.
“There were flames everywhere, and fire extinguishers and smoke extinguishers.
“I think it w목포출장샵 as more than 40 or 50 people inside that were trapped and were either under the balcony or on the ground or under a desk.”
More firefighters have been sent to the scene from a number of NSW agencies, including from the New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and NSW Police.
As of 8:00pm, four more residents in the building have been confirmed to be alright.
Sydney fire chief Eddie Ng said the building 제주출장업소is currently under fire detection with firefighters on the scene.
No smoke alarm