A fire broke out at Sylvania Marina on Tuesday night. Picture: Leah Wardle/Facebook
A fire broke out at Sylvania Marina on Tuesday night. Picture: Leah Wardle/Facebook

One injured in Sydney marina fire

A MASSIVE fire at a marina in Sydney's south has left one man suffering minor burns to his arm and smoke inhalation.

Fire crews responded to the blaze at Sylvania Marina on Harrow St near Tom Ugly's Bridge at 9.40pm on Tuesday night.

Fire has damaged a workshop at the Sylvania Marina. Picture: Bill Hearne
Fire has damaged a workshop at the Sylvania Marina. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

NSW Fire Brigade Commander Duncan White on scene. Picture: Bill Hearne
NSW Fire Brigade Commander Duncan White on scene. Picture: Bill Hearne

Fire and Rescue Duty Commander Duncan White said firefighters noticed a large amount of smoke coming from the building, but the fire was extinguished quickly.

"The first arriving crews noticed a large amount of smoke and flames issuing and got to work with a hose … the fire was extinguished very quickly," he said

The fire, which started externally damaged a significant portion of the building's exterior but minimal damage was done inside.

The injured man was seen wearing a Rodfather shirt and bandages on his left arm. Picture: Bill Hearne
The injured man was seen wearing a Rodfather shirt and bandages on his left arm. Picture: Bill Hearne

"It caused significant damage to part of the exterior … but fire spread within the building was minimal but it looks like there's been a significant loss of property," Commander White said.

More than 20 firefighters took 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

An injured man, wearing a Rodfather tshirt, was treated at the scene for minor burns.

Officers are yet to identify was caused the fire in the first place.

The man received burns to his arm as a result of attempting to extinguish the blaze. Picture: Bill Hearne
The man received burns to his arm as a result of attempting to extinguish the blaze. Picture: Bill Hearne

Residents on Facebook said they heard sirens tearing past their homes just after 10pm.

"Didn't sound very good," one resident said.

"Paramedics, fire trucks and police everywhere," another resident added.

This man was at the workshop when the fire started. Picture: Bill Hearne
This man was at the workshop when the fire started. Picture: Bill Hearne

The locals were quick to respond to the fire, with a barrage of calls sending the emergency to the top of the 000 response list.

"We received numerous 000 calls to a fire in a building. We received so many calls in fact that our communication centre escalated the response very early in the piece," officer White said.

 

The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes. Picture: Bill Hearne
The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes. Picture: Bill Hearne
The exterior of the workshop was significantly damaged. Picture: Bill Hearne
The exterior of the workshop was significantly damaged. Picture: Bill Hearne