Fire destroys building near National Park, Newcastle

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TweetFacebookFire destroys building near National Parkhttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd苏州夜场招聘/transform/v1/crop/frm/HLS8hELXYzzpgPAWF8Wni5/0373e5c1-d777-4a0e-b935-640c62f556ce.jpg/r7_306_3257_2142_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgFire crews are fighting a major blaze near National Park in Newcastlenews, local-news, 2018-04-07T08:06:00+10:00https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5766034382001https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5766034382001Inspector Peter Nies said fire crews had not been able to access the building because the roof had caved in.

Emergency services are expected to be on the scene for some time as they investigate the cause of the blaze.

No one was believed to have been inside the building. There were no reports of injuries.

Nearby residents said they believed squatters had been staying in the building, which had been boarded-up.

Witnesses said they heard a call over radio for firefighters to be wary of syringes.

Fighting the blaze. Picture: Donna Page

EARLIER REPORT: FIREFIGHTERS are battling at a major blaze near National Park in Newcastle this morning.

An abandoned and boarded-up building, believed to be an old bowling club, went up in flames around 7.30am.

Up to six fire crews are trying to bring the fire under control. It has been burning for almost an hour.

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Flames were towering over the building, with the plumes of smoke visible across the city.

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