Sydney Pub Goes Up In Flames, Prepare For Traffic Chaos
Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze that broke out in the roof of an Inner West pub.
Fourteen fire trucks and 60 firefighters at the scene at the General Gordon Hotel in Sydenham after a roof and a wall collapsed at the pub.
They're also trying to stop the fire from spreading to the board house next door.
SYDENHAM | More than 60 #FRNSW firefighters continue to battle the blaze in Burrows Ave. The roof and a major wall have collapsed. Crews have set up an exclusion zone and an aerial platform is at work. Operations continue. Photos:Nick Coney. pic.twitter.com/mR4e7mcgfj— Fire and Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) July 30, 2018
Emergency services were called around 1.15pm to the Railway Parade pub, and several people were evacuated. There are no reports of injuries.
Motorists and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area. Traffic diversions are in place as Gleeson Avenue and Railway Parade remain closed. Visit livetraffic.com for more information.
Sydenham Railway Station has been closed and commuters should check transportnsw.info for more details.