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A crime scene has been established after a fire at a vacant Newcastle hotel overnight. About 5.30pm (Sunday 5 April 2020), emergency services were called to King Street, Newcastle, following reports of an explosion at an unoccupied licensed premises. They arrived to find the building well alight; crews from Fire and Rescue NSW took several … Continue reading “Building fire – Newcastle”

A crime scene has been established after a fire at a vacant Newcastle hotel overnight.

About 5.30pm (Sunday 5 April 2020), emergency services were called to King Street, Newcastle, following reports of an explosion at an unoccupied licensed premises.

They arrived to find the building well alight; crews from Fire and Rescue NSW took several hours to extinguish the blaze.

More than 100 people from nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution, two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District have commenced investigations into the cause of the blaze.

Hunter Street remains closed between Auckland Street and Worth Place; local diversions are in place.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/04/06/building-fire-newcastle/

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