A man has died after a unit block fire at Redfern this morning.

About 4am (Friday 2 August 2019) emergency services were called to the fire at the George Street complex

Approximately 45 people were evacuated from the complex and surrounding units.

A 50-year-old man’s body was found by emergency services as they entered a third-storey unit.

He was taken from the building and despite the best efforts of emergency services on site he was unable to be revived.

The fire-fighting operation continues and local road closures are in place.

Once the building has been declared safe, inquiries will begin into the cause of the fire.