Building fire extinguished at Sydney's Circular Quay

Building fire extinguished at Sydney's Circular Quay

Everyone in the building was evacuated and seven crews were on scene fighting the fire.

Twelve fire crews were called in to fight the blaze at the site of the old Goldfields House Building.

Pitt Street is closed southbound between Alfred and Bridge Sts.

THE City Circle train line was plunged into chaos this morning with no trains stopping at Circular Quay, St James or Museum stations due to a huge construction fire.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that a 200-metre exclusion zone is has been established around the building and nearby streets have been blocked off by police.

An ambulance spokesman said: "At this stage 13 people have been assessed and treated for smoke inhalation".

Small explosions occurred at the site, with crews battling the blaze as it rose up the building.

A building at Circular Quay has been engulfed in flames after an explosion on the ground floor, according to reports.

The fire broke out in Circular Quay at about 8.45am. "We could feel the heat and explosion through the window", he said.

"The building was completely on fire and they were trying to put it out when I heard three explosions", she said.

"It got bigger as I left and I heard a few explosions as I got farther away".

At about 11.45am, NSW Fire and Rescue said the blaze had been extinguished but an exclusion zone was still in place.

Sydneysiders are advised to avoid the area, with access to Bridge Street from Loftus Street cut-off.

"I saw black smoke everywhere when I got off my train at Circular Quay".

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