Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Smoke and Explosions at Circular Quay

Fire engulfs Wanda's One Circular Quay project in Sydney just two weeks after property sale Huge Blaze Burning At Building At Circular Quay After Explosion
Sammy Stanley | 15 February, 2018, 15:04

Sydney's Circular Quay was blanketed in thick smoke after a building site went up in flames on the morning of Tuesday, February 13.

#BREAKING - There's a massive fire at a demolition site in Sydney's Circular Quay.

Multiple fire crews are at the scene, with video footage showing the outside scaffolding of the Pitt Street building well alight.

Traffic is heavy due to the Cahill Exp being closed for a short period following the building fire at Pitt and Alfred Sts. Gas cylinders from forklifts inside the building caused small explosions, startling people nearby.

In January, Wanda announced it had sold some of its Australian assets, including the Circular Quay property.

Neil Van der Hoek, who works on the 22nd floor of a building opposite the fire, was one of those who heard and felt the explosions.

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A number of small explosions were heard as the fire raged on, reportedly caused by a forklift on the site, reported Fairfax, citing an FRNSW spokesman.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said one person is being assessed for smoke inhalation.

About 15 fire crews attended the fire and attacked it from the outside before heading inside to see if the flames spread internally.

The fire started on the eastern side of the multi-level work site, with flames quickly encasing the entire side of the building as people heading to work watched from the streets below.

Train services were also disrupted, but have now returned to normal, and ferry services continue to operate normally.

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