Investigations underway following unit fire in Ashfield

Inquiries are continuing following a unit fire in Ashfield this morning, NSW Police say.

About 2am tomorrow, emergency services were called to a unit block on Cavill Avenue following reports one of the top-floor units was on fire.

One of the occupants of the unit, a man in his 30s, jumped from a window of the premises onto the ground below.

He was assessed by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a suspected broken leg.

Three other occupants in the unit – a man, woman, and a boy believed to be about five-years-old – were assisted out of the unit and taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Two other units in the complex were evacuated by police, with a total of nine other residents leaving the premises uninjured.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze; significant damage was caused to the unit.

Officers from Ashfield Local Area Command have established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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