Sydney apartment fire
Updated: 09:19, Saturday October 27, 2012
Firefighters have rescued an unconscious 37-year-old man from a late-night blaze at his inner-city Sydney apartment.
The man was brought down from the third-floor of the apartment block in Poplar Street, Surry Hills, by officers from Fire and Rescue NSW who used a ladder to reach him.
About 120 people were evacuated from the apartment block after emergency services were alerted to the fire at 11pm on Friday.
A total of 72 units were cleared as a result of the fire, which had broken out in the rescued man’s apartment.
The residents were allowed back into their homes by 1.40am on Saturday after the fire was put out.
The injured man is in St Vincent’s Hospital being treated for smoke inhalation and is said to be in a stable condition.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious.