Fire burns at Barangaroo construction site, Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A large fire has started at the Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. The construction company said fire broke out at about 2:10pm (0310 ) and appeared to have been caused by a welding accident in the basement of a building.construction site overlooking
All site workers were evacuated without injury, according to Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Ian Krimmer. Large clouds of smoke were continuing to pour out of the building, casting a thick pall of smoke over the city skyline. Some nearby buildings have also been evacuated, including the KPMG building and offices of the Macquarie Bank.
Firefighters reported concern about a tower crane overhanging the building basement site. There were fears that the crane could buckle due to the heat and collapse. Firefighters were working to keep the base of the crane cool, and the stability of the structure was being monitored with lasers.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge partly closed. There had been major disruptions in traffic and multiple roads in the Sydney CBD (Central Business District) were gridlocked. People catching buses were advised to expect long delays.motorway was closed to traffic, and
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