Sydney Fire in Scaffolding Of High Rise Building In Macquarie StreetKarthick (Author) Published Date : May 31, 2018 10:54 IST
Macquarie Street is well known for the presence of Parliament House. Around 7:45 am on Thursday, a high rise building with 10 storeys in the street's construction site caught fire and the whole building was engulfed by flames and smoke darkened the whole street. The building is near Law Courts Complex at the heart of Sydney.
Soon 13 fire crews with 70 firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW arrived at the spot and extinguished the fire. About 20 people who were struck up in the construction site screamed after viewing the rising blaze. They were rescued safely and no report of injuries and mishaps in the fire accident luckily.
The workers around the building explained the rapid fire spread up to the top of the building within 5 minues and it was actually caught up in scaffolding and the exact reason was unknown and it was guessed that electric spark might have lit up some plastic mesh. Scaffolding has been erected to remove the cladding (clothes) in the high rise building suspecting of a risk of fire anytime but, the scaffolding is damaged a lot.
Sydney Mayor Clover Moore thanked the rescue team for the quick response for restricting the fire to the external scaffolding of the building and preventing it to spread to the interior of the building. However, the rescue team went inside the building and inspected any traces of fire left extinguished.
Fire in Construction sites of Australia is continuing in recent times as people could not forget the early morning 4:30 am fire at Parramatta Public School that made nearby residents to evacuate because of heavy smoke. The corresponding link is given below.
Sydney Fire in Scaffolding Of High Rise Building In Macquarie Street