Sky News: Sydney apartment #fire for #FRNSW

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.

via Sky News: Sydney apartment fire.

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

2 Comments on Sky News: Sydney apartment #fire for #FRNSW

  1. It would be interesting to know if he had a screen door, a door closer on his apartment door and the type of lockset?
    Was there a smoke alarm? etc. etc.


  2. Thanks for sharing this article with people.This is very informative and useful for people.


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