Structure fire at Wickham

Police remain at the scene of a large building fire near the Newcastle CBD.

Shortly before 3.20pm (Tuesday 1 March 2022), emergency services were called to a storage facility on Annie Street, Wickham, following reports of a large building fire.

Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW are currently on scene working to extinguish the flames – which are contained to the building.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attended and have evacuated residents and businesses along Annie and Milford Streets as a precaution.

Several surrounding roads have been closed, motorists are urged to avoid the area whilst the operation remains underway.

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