Over 100 firefighters from Fire and Rescue New South Wales have assembled in Sydney as massive fire breaks out in the Surry Hills area of the city. Walls of a multi-storey building engulfed in fire collapsed as the blaze kept flaring up, according to officials of fire and rescue department.
Twitter was flooded with chilling visuals of the fire captured on camera. Videos and photos were shared online by locals, news media, and others recorded the fierce nature of the fire accident that left many in shock. Black smoke were seen gushing into the air to potentially turn the sky dark, and some visuals showed how the construction was damaged with walls tearing apart in the catastrophic event.
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A report in BBC stated that the inferno was the most severe type of fire and it was awarded 10th Alarm status. The report further mentioned that a firefighter had received minor burns on his arm and that there was no report on the number of further injuries or casualties.
NSWFR Deputy Commissioner, Jeremy Fewtrell was quoted in The Guardian saying that the fire was effectively contained by a combination of aerial and ground world. He added that he is expecting the team will be on the spot all night into the morning for rescue operations. The report quoted some residents saying that the fire was 'apocalyptic.'
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