Residents evacuated after fire starts in unit carpark at Guildford

Residents had to be evacuated after fire broke out in the basement of a unit block in Guildford overnight.

Emergency services were called to the two-storey block on Marian Street about 11.50pm (Sunday 25 October 2020), after smoke was seen coming from the basement carpark.

Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command moved about 20 people – many of them children – from their units as a precaution while officers from Fire and Rescue NSW worked to contain the blaze.

It’s believed the fire started when a car caught fire in the basement carpark; police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Granville Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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