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Multi-storey building site engulfed in flames in Sydney's Circular Quay

Toxic plumes of smoke swept across Sydney on Tuesday morning as an inferno engulfed a construction site in the heart of the CBD Toxic plumes of smoke swept across Sydney on Tuesday morning as an inferno engulfed a construction site in the heart of the CBD
Ellis Copeland | 15 February, 2018, 15:07

As flames quickly spread, workers inside the building were evacuated, and witnesses reported several nearby buildings were also evacuated.

A major fire has broken out at a construction site in Sydney, Australia, billowing smoke into the CBD and sparking a huge response from fire crews.

The fire engulfed a building site on the corner of Pitt and Alfred Sts, with 13 fire crews on site battling the blaze.

Emergency crews react to the Circular Quay fire. It is believed some were on the upper levels of the building when the fire broke out.

The building is owned by companies associated with Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo, whose Sydney-based son Huang Jiquan, 24, purchased it last month.

Fire breaks out at a construction site in Circular Quay.

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

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Sarah Halliday was on her way to work when she saw the flames.

With regards to public transport, buses are no longer diverting but are delayed up to 15 minutes through the area.

The fire is now under control and trains have resumed services to Circular Quay train station.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales said there were no reports of injuries.

The Cahill Expressway has reopened over Circular Quay but other roads remain closed.

One Circular Quay, which promises views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is still under Wanda's management, according to a spokesman for the buyer, AWH Investment Group.

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